[CentOS] Re: empty /var/log/messages

beast beast at ldap.or.id
Wed Jun 27 02:34:24 UTC 2007

On 26/06/07 13:40 +0100, Andy Green wrote:
>beast wrote:
>> I have one centos 4.0 server which /var/log/messages was always empty (0
>> bytes). I wonder what has been blocking the syslog to write the log.
>> Other (syslog) log files are fine, only messages.
>> /etc/syslog.conf:
>> # Log anything (except mail) of level info or higher.
>> # Don't log private authentication messages!
>> *.info;mail.none;authpriv.none;cron.none;spampd.none    -/var/log/messages
>How is the selinux stuff on /var/log/messages?
># ll -Z /var/log/messages
>-rw-------  root root system_u:object_r:var_log_t      /var/log/messages

I did not enable SELinux stuff (SELINUX=disabled)

root# ll -Z /var/log/messages
Sorry, this option can only be used on a SELinux kernel.

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