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From Martin Barry <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] access.log
Date Sun, 16 Dec 2007 22:11:37 GMT
$quoted_author = "Steve Reilly" ;
> this is not a huge deal, but more frustrating than anything i have
> encountered with linux.  i cannot seem to get this right, apache2 cannot
> write to access log files in /var/log/apache2/.  the error log is still
> churning along fine.  i have checked permissions, all files inside
> apache2 folder are all 640, owned by root, and root file group.  the
> apache folder itself is owned by root, and root filegroup 640.  i have
> custom log directive in virtual server config to create a separate
> access log for 4 sites.  it does not even create the custom logs when i
> restart apache.  i tried making the logs myself with the correct
> permissions, and apache still will not write to them. 
> as a last resort, i removed apache and reinstalled.......  perfect! 
> apache was now writing again to the access logs......  BUT for only a
> short time then stopped AGAIN!   good lord, what is going on here? I
> changed nothing since reinstalling apache2. the only thing i did was re
> install php5.

does it start working again after you restart apache?

is there any pattern to when it stops?

how are your logs being rotated?


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