What's deleting my log files ?
In a nutshell I have a PC-esque system that is running a 10.? Slackware distribution and every time I reboot it I lose the log files in /var/log ( messages, syslog, secure, snmpd etc ) as well as the *.1 etc versions. This obviously makes it difficult to debug a problem I am having with the system dying on me.
For my sins I normally work in the AIX world ( I know - I'm sorry ) so I have some idea about what to try and where to look. I tried restarting syslogd to see if it was deleting the files and it didn't. I can't see how logrotate can have any influence here as it only runs once a day via a daily cron. I've done some searches and can't see any startup or shutdown scripts meddling with the contents of /var/log. Lastly I copied some logs to create fred and fred.1 and fred.2 and they were also deleted when I rebooted so whatever is doing it doesn't seem to be too selective.
I've had a good look around the forums and google and I can't see anything on this.
Other details: I am running a 2.4.21 kernel with some mods for an inhouse special keyboard and Xserver.
Thanks in advance to anyone willing to spend the time to have a think about this.