Bug#35504: PROPOSAL] Permissions of /var/log.
On Wed, Mar 29, 2000 at 02:41:44PM +0200, Josip Rodin wrote:
> > Files created by root inside /var/log would be root.adm by default, not
> > root.root by default.
> I agree, that would be quite useful. Most of the files in there are already
> set up that way, but some aren't, and that makes people chgrp manually to
> enable the adm group to read logs.
> There are a few exceptions to this practice, exim for example uses mail.mail
> for ownership of its log files, but mode 640... is this a bug?
Er, yes and no.
It's definitely not a bug that it's not owned by root, as it needs to write
to them as non-root.
They probably should be group adm, though.