Hi guys… Today I faced a issue with a new VPS installed with EZ template Centos 5.2. I was preparing the VPS with logwatch, apf and other security and got cron error under roots mail.
Cron errors shows log errors :
error: stat of /var/log/boot.log failed: No such file or directory
error: stat of /var/log/cron failed: No such file or directory
You do not find log files updating
This was due to the syslog daemon not running. Check if the service is running and restart. Your server may have syslogd daemon on rsyslogd depending on your OS.
I had rsyslogd on Centos 5.2
# /etc/init.d/rsyslog status
rsyslogd is stopped
rklogd is stopped
# /etc/init.d/rsyslog start
Starting system logger: [ OK ]
Starting kernel logger: [ OK ]
Check if the service is being started at the starup :
# chkconfig –list | grep rsyslog
rsyslog 0:off 1:off 2:off 3:off 4:off 5:off 6:off
Use Command to enable the daemon at startup
# chkconfig rsyslog on
The log files were not being created due to the daemons stopped, after restart all started generating.
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Good work! You saved my night! 😉
I tried what you recommended. Let’s see if it resolves the issue. I hope so. Thanks!
Let me know if it worked.