This morning one of my Apple Software Servers (ASUS) was not supplying updates. When checking the swupd_err.log in Server Admin I saw the following repeated hundreds of times:
Syntax error on line 241 of /etc/swupd/swupd.conf:
Port must be specified
In the Server Admin GUI I checked the value of the “Provide updates using Port:” & sure enough, it was empty.
I tried entering a port & clicking save, to no avail. I also tried stopping the service, entering a port & restarting the service. Again no luck.
So i removed onto the server, made a copy of /etc/swupd/swupd.conf. I opened the file & had a nose @ line 241.. sure enough it was incorrect:
I tried stopping the Software Update Service & then edited line 241 so it read:
However, on restarting the service the file changed the value back to:
So with the Apple Software Update Service running, I edited line 241 so it read;
The error log started to fill with the normal gumpf:
[Wed Apr 11 09:04:05 2012] [notice] mod_bw : Memory Allocated 32 bytes (each conf takes 32 bytes)
[Wed Apr 11 09:04:05 2012] [notice] mod_bw : Version 0.8 – Initialized [1 Confs]
[Wed Apr 11 09:04:05 2012] [notice] Apache/2.2.21 (Unix) configured — resuming normal operations
I then tested clients updating against the server & voila!