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

Scott Silva ssilva at sgvwater.com
Wed Jun 27 16:45:30 UTC 2007

beast spake the following on 6/26/2007 7:47 PM:
> On 26/06/07 13:42 +0100, Se�n O Sullivan 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.
>>> Firstly, I'd suggest updating to 4.5.
> This is the production machine and has been runing for years, so
> upgrading OS
> is not not my first option :)

"Yum update" shouldn't be that detrimental to a production server.
And you will get the benefit of security updates. A server that isn't logging
seems already "broken".


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