After a few days of not checking the logs, I did today and to my
surprise messages and secure are not getting anything.
I've updated my FC5 many times and I can't really tell when this started
to happen. I check other logs like /var/log/audit/audit.log and it
works, but secure and messages don't.
Why is this happening and how can I fix it?
I've had the same problem. but on a CentOS 4.3 system. In my case, it's
something to do with selinux... If I force a relabel, the problem goes
away. Since it's easy enough to do that (by starting
system-config-securitylevel, selecting the selinux tab, and checking the
"force relabel on reboot"), I just do that rather than find out what the
real problem is. After I reboot and selinux relabels all the files to
the correct security context, /var/log/messages starts getting messages
BTW, I think you can force a relabel by creating a file called
/.autorelabel. I think selinux uses that file to signal a relabel, but
I usually use the system-config-securitylevel widget to do it.