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Old 06-28-2012, 03:30 AM
Gene Heskett
Default Something in the reboot "fixes" owner:group in /var/log


10-04.4 LTS, 32 bit with rtai patches here.

I just lost about an hour trying to restart fetchmail here at the coyote's
den. Something in the reboot process apparently 'fixed' all the files in
/var/log to be owned by root:root.

For security reasons fetchmail runs as me, not root, and being locked out
of its logfile for lack of perms kills it. No fetchmail, no incoming mail.

Now, can this be fixed?, or do I have to move these log files to ~/log
where they are protected from such tom-foolery, and then of course write a
personal logrotate script to handle those too?

Anyone have a clue about this?

Thanks to any replier.

Cheers, Gene
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