I've set upstart log level to "debug"
sudo initctl log-priority debug
But I still cannot see anything in
sudo initctl emit hello # no log sudo initctl start my-broken-service # still no log
rsyslog config (in
/etc/rsyslog.d/50-default.conf), and everything seems fine:
logger hello # prints hello in /var/log/syslog
I'm running both an ubuntu 13.04 and a mint 16 and the result is the same.
I wanted to check upstart options in grub but I couldn't find a line in grub's config matching upstart.
Edit: This problem also occurs on Ubuntu 13.10. On Ubuntu 12.04, the log messages appear in
/var/log/syslog. See this question on Ask Ubuntu.