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Re: Why this syntax error in control file?

From: Martin Pala
Subject: Re: Why this syntax error in control file?
Date: Mon, 19 Aug 2013 16:04:19 +0200

Monit 4.8.1 doesn't support "start delay" option - it was added in Monit 5.0.


On Aug 19, 2013, at 2:51 PM, "John Moore" <address@hidden> wrote:

> I've installed monit 4.8.1 on a Debian system, from the repository. I 
> cannot start the daemon, though, because of a reported syntax error in 
> the control file, which doesn't make any sense to me. I get the 
> following error:
> /etc/monit/monitrc:20: Error: syntax error 'start'
> The line in question is this:
> set daemon  60  with start delay 240
> To my eye, that is perfectly valid syntax according to the 
> documentation. So what could the problem be? I have uninstalled and 
> reinstalled monit and the problem remains. The strangest thing is that 
> monit has in the past run perfectly well with this exact same control 
> file. I am at a loss to know what the problem now might be, and nay help 
> would be much appreciated.
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