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PostPosted: Sat Mar 08, 2008 12:16 am    Post subject: anything critical in /var/log? Reply with quote

Is there anything important in /var/log that would make it a bad idea to nuke it? I want to play with some new logging options and I want to clear out /var/log so I can see exactly how they are working, but I wanted to check and make sure that I'm not going to accidentally delete something important.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 08, 2008 1:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

While not necessarily critical, I suggest keeping the logs related to package management, such as emerge.log and the contents of portage/.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 08, 2008 1:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

desultory wrote:
While not necessarily critical, I suggest keeping the logs related to package management, such as emerge.log and the contents of portage/.


thanks that's just what I wanted to know. Is a complete and intact emerge.log needed for genlop?
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 08, 2008 2:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is not essential, but it would provide more complete data even if it is spread across multiple files.
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