[Bug 313240] [NEW] Directory /var/log/samba missing, no logs written

Heiko Ettelbrück hbruckynews at gmx.de
Fri Jan 2 15:36:04 GMT 2009

Public bug reported:


first of all: I'm not sure whether "samba" is really the responsible
package or whether a related one should take care of this. Please
reassign this as required.

Having a running samba (2:3.2.3-1ubuntu3.3) server on Ubuntu 8.10
Server, I wondered why there were no logs written by its daemons.
According to the smb.conf (which I didn't modify regarding this
parameter), the logs should be written to /var/log/samba, but that
directory did not exist. Having created it and having restarted Samba
through /etc/init.d/samba restart, I found a couple of log files there
as I expected to find them.

--> In some way I would expect that log directory to be created
automatically (probably by the package installation). Is it intended to
let the system admin create it manually? If yes, why? If not, could you
please adjust the installation accordingly?

Thanks and best regards

** Affects: samba (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New

Directory /var/log/samba missing, no logs written
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