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Re: [suse-security] changing group on /var/log/messages



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The Tuesday 2006-02-28 at 21:17 +0100, Philippe Vogel wrote:

> In this case you have to change some stuff, because:
> 
> - logrotate rotates logs and switches rights back to what syslog is
> configured to ...
> - rights settings in SuSE with Yast will reset everything as well
> - SuSEconfig will do the same
> 
> You may have to change:
> 
> /etc/permissions
> /etc/logrotate.conf
> /etc/logrotate/logrotate.d/*

I have changed (for several years now) the permissions several logs to 
allow the root group to have read access, and to do that you only need to 
change logrotate, it's enough (in /etc/logrotate.d/syslog):

   create 640 root root

the OP would need:

   create 640 root wheel

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Cheers,
       Carlos Robinson
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