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[root@mail ~]# strace -o ~/nginx-strace.log chroot /chroot/nginx /usr/sbin/nginx

nginx: [emerg] unknown directive "accesslog" in /etc/nginx/nginx.conf:28

What might be causing this problem and how would I fix it?

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Edit your /etc/nginx/nginx.conf - change line 28 from accesslog to access_log (note the underscore).

As per the error, there is no directive 'accesslog' - so nginx failed to load the configuration.

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