Comment 43 for bug 407862

I also have this same issue.

I noticed that my new files were all being created with the ownership of "syslog:syslog". I was able to workaround this problem with a 'chgrp -Rv adm /var/log/foobar', where 'foobar' was the directory containing the new files. This should work, but I'm unsure if it will work when files are recreated during the next log rotation.

I haven't had more time to investigate, but it does appear that there is a mismatch with the file ownership.