Ubuntu crashes every few days

Peter Garrett peter.garrett at optusnet.com.au
Wed Dec 6 11:34:34 UTC 2006

On Wed, 6 Dec 2006 10:26:05 +0000
"Eamonn Sullivan" <eamonn.sullivan at gmail.com> wrote:

> I don't know the answer, of course, but one thing that jumped out at
> me is that some of the files in /var/log/cups are owned by root
> instead of the cupsys user. I'm not at my own thinkpad (a z60t) to
> check if it is the same on my system. One thing I would try is to
> change the ownership of the files in that directory:
> sudo chown cupsys:lp /var/log/cups/*
> At least then the cups process can write to its own error_log and you
> may get more information.

Here on dapper 6.06, all the files in /var/log/cups/*  are 

-rw-r--r-- 1 cupsys lp 

except for

-rw-r----- 1 cupsys lpadmin   0 2006-12-06 07:35 /var/log/cups/access_log
-rw-r----- 1 cupsys lpadmin   0 2006-12-05 08:08 /var/log/cups/error_log
-rw-r----- 1 cupsys lpadmin   0 2006-09-25 07:36 /var/log/cups/page_log

The parent directory /var/log/cups  is

$ ls -ld /var/log/cups
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 2006-12-06 07:35 /var/log/cups

So I think you are on the right track with your observations.


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