[CentOS] el7 systemd service:: ensure var/log owner when User is specified

Wed Feb 10 15:35:08 UTC 2021
Simon Matter <simon.matter at invoca.ch>

> Hi! Does anyone have an idea how can i (in a nice way [1]) to ensure
> ownership/permissions of log directory in /var/log for a unit
> that drops privileges to a user (with User=/Group=)
> [1] The ugly way being with script in StartPre and sudo in Start
> so i want to use User=
> I'm aware of LogsDirectory= but is not available on EL7

Hi Adrian,

I think such a fundamental lack should be addressed by adding it by
upstream. Did you try to create a BZ so that this could be fixed? I guess
a backport for systemd should help.