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    Question syslog not installed by default in openSUSE 13.2?

    Hello All,

    I did an install of openSUSE 13.2 in VirtualBox, and I don't see "/var/log/messages" anymore like there was in openSUSE 13.1.

    Where is "/var/log/messages" in openSUSE 13.2? Was it moved? Was it replaced by something else?
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    Thanks in advance,
    Max

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    Default Re: syslog not installed by default in openSUSE 13.2?

    Quote Originally Posted by Max314 View Post
    Where is "/var/log/messages" in openSUSE 13.2? Was it moved? Was it replaced by something else?
    Not exactly.
    But on a default 13.2 installation, systemd's on-disk journal is enabled by default. You can access it via "journalctl".

    To get back the old /var/log/messages, just install a syslog implementation. There's rsyslog (the default in 13.1), syslog-ng, and syslogd available. Nothing more should be necessary.
    In that case, you maybe might want to disable systemd's persistent journal to not store the logs twice. Just remove the directory /var/log/journal/ for that. "journalctl" will still work, but will only show the current boot's log.

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    Default Re: syslog not installed by default in openSUSE 13.2?

    Logs are in systemd-journal, and there's a command to show them.

    However, you can just install "rsyslog" and get the logs back in "/var/log/messages". That's what I did.
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    Default Re: syslog not installed by default in openSUSE 13.2?

    Thank you all for the suggestions.
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    Max

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