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Old 09-13-2007, 12:27 PM   #1
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/var/log/boot.log - fixing this, or what?


In fedora, /var/log/boot.log is an empty file and it is a known bug. Is there anyway go get around this? What causes it, and what I can do to help fix the problem? It is a serious inconvenience if you even think about touching the kernel.
 
Old 09-13-2007, 03:32 PM   #2
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Add line "local7.* /var/log/boot.log" (check tab usage) to /etc/syslog.conf then kill -HUP syslogd?
 
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syslogd's conf file has that already, at the bottom. the kill -hup deal happens (implicitly) when i restart my system each time. :-( any other ideas?
 
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it is a known bug.
Aww, sorry. I read over that. What's the bugtracker ID (in the hope it at least has a rudimentary description)?
 
Old 09-13-2007, 04:31 PM   #5
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What's the bugtracker ID (in the hope it at least has a rudimentary description)?
Good point. The bug ID is 163461, although the thread there is fairly inconclusive and depressing. Looks like CentOS and RHEL got this bug, too.
 
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OK. Thanks for posting the ID. It shows only one "alternative" (using 'logger'). But how about retrofitting minilogd and initlog?
 
  


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