userdirs problem

Vernon Schryver
Thu May 13 17:11:22 UTC 2004

> From: John Sutton 

> > Why do you create the userdir/username/log directory if you do not want
> > per-user log files?  Why not do as Spike said he does, and not create
> > the per-user log directories when you do not want the per-user log files?
> Sorry, I've probably not explained myself well.  I *do* want the per user 
> logs, and I want them *always*, i.e., even when the per-user log directory 
> does not yet exist because the user account is new.

Why not create the per-user log directory when you create the account?

> I've now spotted that the logfile in the main logdir and the corresponding 
> one(s) in the per-user log dir(s) have the same name.  Always I hope? 

No, there is code that tries to use the same name for all of the log
files for a mail message, but it is impossible to guarantee.  The name
in one per-user directory might already have been used.

Vernon Schryver

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