Ubuntu syslog fixes

2013-07-30 18:26:24 PST

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So I was checking syslog for something when I noticed it wasn’t working. In fact it hadn’t updated a log file in /var/log since when I upgraded to 13.04. I did some light googleing, and double checked, yes, rsyslog was still installed, so I restarted it, and it was running fine, and of course without logs it was a bit hard to see what the problem might be. But then I did an ls -l on /var/log and saw its files were owned by “messagebus” but in /etc/rsyslog.conf it was now set to run as the “syslog” user. So I ran “ls -l | grep messagebus” on /var/log and deleted those files and again restarted rsyslog and volia! Logging was working, it created the log files it needed as the new user and went to work.

One Response to “Ubuntu syslog fixes”

  1. Thank you very much!
    I found this is also affecting my servers and I was wondering how to fix it.

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