Message info From:Stefan Fritsch Subject:Bug#631230: apache2 startup fails with missing log directory Date:Sun, 19 Feb 2012 19:57:50 +0100

On Sunday 05 February 2012, Jean-Michel Vourgère wrote:
> While I agree there is a problem with missing log directory
> repporting - see
> - I don't
> think creating this directory automatically would be wise.
> For exemple, if your directory is not mounted yet, you'll end up
> writing in / partition and then loosing log data when the mount is
> finally done.

Or the wrong partition may get filled, or the directory may get the
wrong permissions. I agree with you.

> Therefore, I would either tag that bug wontfix, or alter it so that
> we push for upstream approach, about the error not being verbose
> enough and hard to diagnose. Do that make sense?

There is a change upstream that the config test will check for the
presence of the directories, which will lead the the error message
being more visible. This is included in 2.4.1 for the error logs, but
not yet for access and forensic logs. But those checks will come in a
future release.

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