syslog-ng locks up openrc on boot
experiencing an issue with syslog-ng locking up openrc on boot. it'll hang at "starting local"
i saw on an artix forum recently that they also have the same issue with openrc, [[https://forum.artixlinux.org/index.php/topic,1261.0.html]], and i guess they have two separate packages for openrc, one that locks up the boot process, and one that does not
you might be able to leave syslog-ng in the boot runlevel and start up fine, as a temporary work around, but i haven't gotten to actually testing
I have experienced similar behaviour as well – both for syslog-ng and also for Shorewall. In my opinion; no service should be allowed to hang the system indefinitely during boot - there has to be a way to configure OpenRC to bypass a problematic service (via a timeout) and continue bootup.
In my case this happened on my main gateway machine, causing all Internet access as well as the internal network to be b0rked due to a simple package upgrade. Since OpenRC also did not allow one to log in as it hangs on 'Starting local' (coupled with the fact that booting into single-user also was not possible), the outage caused by this issue was much longer than need be, and I had to manually remove the SSD to from the system (which is small and not at all easily accesible) in order to chroot to it and resolve the issue.