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I have not changed any configuration in any of the tools, specially not in:

  • syslog
  • rsyslog
  • postfix
  • systemd

(If any apply)

In my /var/log there is no /var/log/mail.log, /var/log/postfix.log or /var/log/syslog

What is happening here? What is the log facility used by Ubuntu 14.04.3? Where are the logfiles?

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This is what I see on my box:

ws:/# postconf syslog_facility
syslog_facility = mail
ws:/# grep '^mail' /etc/rsyslog.d/*
/etc/rsyslog.d/50-default.conf:mail.*                           -/var/log/mail.log
/etc/rsyslog.d/50-default.conf:mail.err                 /var/log/mail.err
ws:/# grep -v '^#' /etc/rsyslog.d/postfix.conf 
$AddUnixListenSocket /var/spool/postfix/dev/log
ws:/#

Do you see the same?

Edit: /var/log ended up not being writable for syslog, namely drwxr-xr-x root root instead of drwxrwxr-x root syslog, so a chown root:syslog /var/log && chmod 775 /var/log did the trick.

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  • Exactly the same. Still, no logfile, not even in /var/spool/postfix/dev/log (the directory does not even exist!) – blueFast Sep 29 '15 at 8:22
  • /var/spool/postfix/dev/log should be a socket: ws:/#ls -l /var/spool/postfix/dev/log srw-rw-rw- 1 root root 0 Aug 18 08:23 /var/spool/postfix/dev/log ws:/# – marcolz Sep 29 '15 at 8:24
  • Can you run: logger -p mail.debug Test And check where that ends up ? – marcolz Sep 29 '15 at 8:26
  • I have tried, both with and without sudo, and there are no logs neither in /var/log nor in /var/spool/postfix/dev/log. Where do your logs end up? How can I know where the logger command is sending the logs? Is there a verbose flag? (can't see it) – blueFast Sep 29 '15 at 8:37
  • And: ls: cannot access /var/spool/postfix/dev/log: No such file or directory – blueFast Sep 29 '15 at 8:37

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