privoxy trouble

Link to this post 10 Aug 09

I have recently installed privoxy. When I try to run it I get this error:

$ /usr/local/sbin/privoxy
Aug 10 00:47:59.955 Privoxy(b7efa6c0) Info: Privoxy version 3.0.8
Aug 10 00:47:59.955 Privoxy(b7efa6c0) Info: Program name: /usr/local/sbin/privoxy
Aug 10 00:47:59.967 Privoxy(b7efa6c0) Info: No logfile configured. Please enable it before reporting any problems.

I do not know how to enable the logfile. By default, there is no logfile in the directory /var/log/privoxy, where the config file says the the logs will be stored. Creating a blank file, "logfile," does not work.

Any suggestions? Thanks.

Link to this post 20 Feb 10

Have you check that the user under which privoxy is running has permissions to write to /var/log/privoxy?

Link to this post 20 Feb 10

you may also have to simply "touch" the file in /var/log. I've had that happen w/ other applications. you can either "cp /dev/null /var/log/privoxy" or "touch /var/log/privoxy" to create an empty file.

Link to this post 03 Mar 10

you must enter the logdir in your config "logdir /var/log/privoxy"

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