System Log Viewer does not show history for /var/log/syslog

Bug #284967 reported by Pat Double
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gnome-utils (Ubuntu)
Ubuntu Desktop Bugs

Bug Description

Binary package hint: gnome-utils

There are five logs shown in my log viewer, auth.log, daemon.log, messages, syslog and Xorg.0.log. auth.log, daemon.log, messages and syslog have historical files such as syslog.0, syslog.1.gz, syslog.2.gz, etc. For auth.log, daemon.log and messages I can see more than the current date in both the calendar in the bottom left and in the log list. For syslog I only see the current date. I do have the files in /var/log and they have the same permissions as /var/log/syslog and /var/log/auth.log*.

I expected to see history entries for syslog. Thanks.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 8.10
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/gnome-system-log
Package: gnome-utils 2.24.0-0ubuntu1
SourcePackage: gnome-utils
Uname: Linux 2.6.27-7-generic i686

Tags: apport-bug
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Pat Double (patdouble) wrote :
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Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Thank you for your bug report, the issue is known upstream, you can read about it on

Changed in gnome-utils:
assignee: nobody → desktop-bugs
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Triaged
Changed in gnome-utils:
status: Unknown → Confirmed
Changed in gnome-utils:
importance: Unknown → Wishlist
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