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From Benjamin Krueger <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Problems with CustomLog in Apache 2
Date Thu, 29 May 2003 19:56:01 GMT
* buz ( [030529 12:40]:
> I'm running the latest RH 9.0 Apache which is 2.0.40
> I create a CustomLog entry in the global section of the configuration
> file
> (there are no log entries in the VirtualHost configurations):
> CustomLog "|/bin/gzip -c  >> /var/log/access.log.gz" common
> The file is never created.  In Apache on my test server the Scoreboard
> shows all processes in wait-state and progressively more and more
> processes as web activity comes in.  Nothing ever finishes and I
> eventually restart Apache.  
> If I try the same CustomLog in Apache 1.3.26 it does exactly what I
> expect.
> Am I missing some new feature?  Or is this just a bug?
> It seems that using piped access logs should be so common that this
> would have been quickly caught if it is a bug; but I can't see anything
> else.

Does the Apache user have permission to write this log file?
Try it with something simpler to test.

CustomLog "|cat >> /var/log/test.log" common

Benjamin Krueger

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