[mrtg] Windows event log errors

John York YorkJ at brcc.edu
Mon May 9 21:13:19 CEST 2011


I got a bunch of these errors when I tried to install MRTG using the procedure to make MRTG run as a Windows service in http://oss.oetiker.ch/mrtg/doc/mrtg-nt-guide.en.html:
C:\mrtg\bin>perl mrtg --logging=eventlog c:\mrtg\bin\mrtg.cfg
Use of uninitialized value in subroutine entry at C:/Perl/lib/Win32/EventLog.pm

These errors stopped MRTG from running properly.  For me, the problem was in this line:
"AppParameters"="c:\\mrtg\\bin\\mrtg --logging=eventlog c:\\mrtg\\bin\\mrtg.cfg".  I had the same problem when I tried to run from the command line, until I removed --logging=eventlog.  When I replaced --logging=eventlog with --logging=c:\\mrtg\\logs\\log.txt everything worked fine.

Don't know if the problem was caused by a change in Windows, MRTG, or ActiveState Perl, but --logging=eventlog doesn't work anymore.


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