where are console error message logs?

David Armour d.f.armour at shaw.ca
Tue Jan 9 20:27:10 UTC 2007


I recently tried unsuccessfully using alien to install a bricscad*.rpm file in
Edgy, and I would like to supply the console error messages to bricscad's
technical support. I've looked in /var/log and poked around in several possible
suspects, but still couldn't find anything that recalled the install failure(s)
which involved both alien and wine errors (via Automatix). I just assumed Ubuntu
would store console errors somewhere, but I haven't seen any obvious references
in the docs. Does the system store console errors, and if so, where?

As always, thanks for any response.

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