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From Chris Sammis <>
Subject Re: Apache2 (RedHat Enterprise) isn't logging using SetEnv VLOG
Date Tue, 04 Jan 2005 18:23:16 GMT
Joshua Slive wrote:

>On Tue, 04 Jan 2005 11:59:18 -0600, Chris Sammis <> wrote:
>>A week and a half ago we transitioned to a new web server running RedHat
>>Enterprise 3 and Apache 2.0.46. We have a lot of vhosts, and they all
>>want their own logs, so we used the SetEnv VLOG method of logging.
>>However, that isn't working on the new server. VLOG log files aren't
>>getting written. Here's what I've tried:
>>LogFormat "%V %h %l %u %t \"%r\" %>s %b \"%{Referer}i\"
>>\"%{User-Agent}i\" VLOG=%{VLOG}e" vhosts
>>SetEnv VLOG ""
>>CustomLog "|/usr/sbin/split-logfile" vhosts env=VLOG
>What *exactly* is this supposed to accomplish?  What is the VLOG env
>variable supposed to contain, and where does it get set?
The LogFormat line adds the %V (virtual host) to a standard log line.
The CustomLog line pipes the logging output to a script, split-logfile, 
which is detailed on the Apache support pages.
The VLOG env is set to the directory where the logs are supposed to go. 
If it is left blank, the split-logfile script writes the logfiles to 

>You are obviously using a redhat-modified version of apache, so you
>mayt have better luck asing in a redhat support forum.
Perhaps, but what could have been changed between a RH version and a 
stock version that would affect piping log output to files?

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