Ubuntu 12.04 x64 Server - wrong ownership on /var/log/syslog?

  • Posted June 13, 2013

on a fresh Ubuntu 12.04 x64 Server droplet /var/log/syslog is empty and no entries are added. file ownership is root.root, after changing this to syslog.adm everything works fine. messages is also owned by root.root. is this a bug? (and is this the correct place for feedback)?

also there is a file called “mail.*” (including the asterisk) in /var/log which seems wrong.


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@do: It was resolved. If a new droplet has this issue, please open up a support ticket.

What was the outcome of this? <br> <br>I’ve just gone to check the logs on my droplet for something, and they’re empty and haven’t been written to since June. The permissions are broken as per the above also. <br>

@Douglas: Can you please open up a support ticket?

<br>I created an Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit Droplet the other day (9 Oct 2013) and ran into this problem. 2 days of logs that I needed to consult… never written to disk. WTF? <br> <br>I had to add the following to my Puppet manifest just to make logging work: <br> <br> file {“/var/log/messages”: <br> owner => syslog, <br> group => adm, <br> mode => 0644, <br> } <br> <br> file {“/var/log/debug”: <br> owner => syslog, <br> group => adm, <br> mode => 0644, <br> } <br> <br> file {“/var/log/syslog”: <br> owner => syslog, <br> group => adm, <br> mode => 0644, <br> } <br>

In creating a brand-new Ubuntu 12.04 x64 droplet, my permissions look all fine: <br> <br> <br> <br>-Will <br>

@saturlight: Can you please open up a support ticket? Thanks!

Yes, still a problem. <br>Droplet was created 8th of August 2013. Ubuntu 12.04.

Are you still experiencing this? If so, can you please open up a ticker so we can take a look?

This happend to me to, is it Ubuntu or DO that causes the problem?

This is happening for me too. For all my droplets :(