Personal Technical

“Why is there no /var/log/messages any more?”

Woah!  I just noticed this was missing.  I have used this for many years as my go to location for messages in my Ubuntu Linux environments.
With the newest update of Ubuntu this seems to be gone.  {Shocker}


But, there is no need for worrying…
The logs I was looking for are in /var/log/syslog. This was a deliberate decision in natty to reduce log duplication (everything logged to /var/log/messages was always being logged to /var/log/syslog as well).