Ulrich Drepper drepper at
Wed Feb 9 22:32:05 UTC 2005

Kutzler, Paul wrote:
> I am having problems getting the syslog to write to something outside
> the /var/log directory…..

You mean the file  you want to write to is not in /var/log?

With SELinux enabled, the directory the file lives in must be labeled
with system_u:object_r:var_log_t and the file itself with
root:object_r:var_log_t (or user_u:object_r:var_log_t, depending on the
file).  Either change the label by hand or add an appropriate line to
the file_contexts file.

If you're not familiar with SELinux, read the release notes and the
other information pointed to in this document.

➧ Ulrich Drepper ➧ Red Hat, Inc. ➧ 444 Castro St ➧ Mountain View, CA ❖
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