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Just installed natty, and cannot find /var/log/messages. Also, /var/log/daemon.log is missing. What happened? Why are they no longer present? And where I can find the same log information?

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/var/log/messages has been deleted from Natty.
You can find the same info in /var/log/syslog. Note that everything logged to messages was also logged to syslog.

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For reference: by default, the rules specifying what gets logged where are in /etc/rsyslog.d/*.conf, as they're loaded by the $IncludeConfig directive in /etc/rsyslog.conf. – Piskvor Jul 26 '12 at 8:42
issue referencing this discussion: – jackbravo Jan 23 '15 at 17:39

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