[Bug 459730] Re: rsyslog doesn't create /dev/xconsole

Mathias Gug mathiaz at ubuntu.com
Thu Apr 1 18:24:01 BST 2010

If /dev/xconsole doesn't exist rsyslog doesn't complain. So there is no
real need to comment the section in /dev/xconsole.

However rsyslog may need to be reloaded when the xconsole device is

I'll unsubscribe the sponsor team for now since creating the xconsole
device in the upstart script is not the correct approach.

rsyslog doesn't create /dev/xconsole 
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Status in “rsyslog” package in Ubuntu: Confirmed

Bug description:
Binary package hint: rsyslog

Looks like this was missed in the move to upstart.

This function was called in init.d/rsyslog start:

create_xconsole() {
        if [ ! -e /dev/xconsole ]
                mknod -m 640 /dev/xconsole p
                chown root:adm /dev/xconsole
                [ -x /sbin/restorecon ] && /sbin/restorecon /dev/xconsole

I can't find any reference to it now. If this is old school then it should be removed from the config.

  Installed: 4.2.0-2ubuntu5

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