I'm experience a problem in Ubuntu. I guess since last update, I've lost the /dev/log symlink.

something like:

/dev/log -> /run/systemd/journal/dev-log=

How can i recreate it?

For example:

update-grub --> logger: socket /dev/log: No such file or directory logger: socket /dev/log: No such file or directory

How can I solve it?


Since the /dev file system is created and populated at boot, the easiest way to restore /dev/log is to reboot the system in question.

Alternatively, if it was indeed a symbolic link, you know its former target and the target still exists, you can recreate it with:

sudo ln -s /run/systemd/journal/dev-log /dev/log
  • ls /dev/log ls: cannot access '/dev/log': Too many levels of symbolic links , after this, i've created the symlink...it seems ok now! thanks David! – Silence Nov 18 '16 at 14:10

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