Devuan bug report logs - #68
udev logging not working in Devuan Jessie rc

Package: udev; Maintainer for udev is Devuan Dev Team <>;

Reported by: Enrico Menotti <>

Date: Sat, 29 Apr 2017 18:33:01 UTC

Severity: normal

Done: KatolaZ <>

Reply or subscribe to this bug.

Toggle useless messages

View this report as an mbox folder, status mbox, maintainer mbox

Report forwarded to,
bug#68; Package udev. (full text, mbox, link).

Acknowledgement sent to Enrico Menotti <>:
New bug report received and forwarded. Copy sent to (full text, mbox, link).

Message #5 received at (full text, mbox, reply):

From: Enrico Menotti <>
Subject: udev logging not working in Devuan Jessie rc
Date: Sat, 29 Apr 2017 20:19:52 +0200 (CEST)
[Message part 1 (text/plain, inline)]
Package: udev

Version: 215-17+deb8u6

I had the need to get a log from udev. I found four ways to do this:

1. changing /etc/udev/udev.conf, and inserting there udev_log="debug"

2. passing to the kernel the parameter udev.log-priority=debug (at boot time)

3. declaring the environment variable UDEV_LOG=debug

4. using udevadm (this only works after boot)

I tried the first three options (I needed a log at boot), and none worked.

So I downgraded udev to the version included with Debian Wheezy (175-7.2). This allowed a log (I used the first method) in /var/log/daemon.log.

I suspect udev in Jessie to rely on systemd for producing logs.
[Message part 2 (text/html, inline)]

bug closed, send any further explanations to Enrico Menotti <> Request was from KatolaZ <> to (full text, mbox, link).

Send a report that this bug log contains spam.

Devuan BTS -- Powered by Debian bug tracking system
Copyright (C) 1999 Darren O. Benham,
1997,2003 nCipher Corporation Ltd, 1994-97 Ian Jackson,
2005-2017 Don Armstrong, and many other contributors.

Devuan Bugs Owner <>.
Last modified: Fri Oct 23 05:47:10 2020;