Ubuntu

Bootlogd doesn't log boot messages

Reported by schnauzer on 2008-12-10
This bug report is a duplicate of:  Bug #328881: init: support logging of job output. Edit Remove
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Bug Description

In Intrepid, boot logging is apparently not enabled by default. Therefore, I edited /etc/default/bootlogd and changed

"BOOTLOGD_ENABLE=No"
to
"BOOTLOGD_ENABLE=Yes"

However, when I rebooted, I saw no change in /var/log/boot. Also, I ran "update-rc.d -f bootlogd remove" then "update-rc.d bootlogd defaults", but there was still no boot log.

affects: upstart (Ubuntu) → sysvinit (Ubuntu)

Hello schnauzer :-)

If Intrepid is like Hardy then the issue is that bootlogd itself is not installed, despite the existence of /etc/default/bootlogd.

Have you got a /sbin/bootlogd executable? If not, see https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/328881 for an (unsupported) workaround that may also work on Intrepid.

Best

Charles

Sorry -- I forgot to point out that https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/328881 has two workarounds, one being an (unsupported but widely used) bootlogd installation and the other being a way to stop init script processing and get a login prompt during boot that allows you to and see (and scroll back through) boot messages on console.

Carlo Gandolfo (carlo.gandolfo) wrote :

It still the same for Karmic, with a /sbin/bootlogd present and executable

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