debug.log questions

Chuck Swiger cswiger at
Tue Nov 8 01:52:10 GMT 2005

Sean Murphy wrote:
> Charles Swiger wrote:
[ ... ]
> I just checked two 5.4 servers running sendmail that came with FreeBSD 
> they both have the /var/log/debug.log just there is no entires in the 
> debug.log on the second server.  However it just mails the FreeBSD daily 
> reports to the other server.
> Can anyone else check there FreeBSD servers 5.4 running sendmail and 
> have this debug.log?
> -rw-------   1 root  wheel         0 May  8  2005 debug.log
> same date as I made the server
> excerpt from the syslog.conf
> *.=debug                                        /var/log/debug.log
> your right there is an entry for the debug in the syslog.conf
> however Im pretty sure this file is default FreeBSD

It turns out that you are right for 5.4, although that change has since been 
backed out: the most current version, if I'm following the branches correctly.  In 
either event, it's fine to discard debug-priority logging, unless actually 
debugging something.


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