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FS#47161 - systemd-journal-upload user is potentially missing systemd-journal group

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Daniel Speichert (dasp) - Monday, 23 November 2015, 20:56 GMT
Last edited by Doug Newgard (Scimmia) - Wednesday, 27 September 2017, 16:26 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages: Core
Status Closed
Assigned To No-one
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


systemd-journal-upload cannot upload anything unless it's given access to system journals.
Intuitively, one would expect it has access to system journals. However, this service runs as a system user of the same name and according to documentation [1]: "Unless limited by one of the options specified below, all journal entries accessible to the user the program is running as will be uploaded, and then the program will wait and send new entries as they become available."
The user systemd-journal-upload does not have access to any logs by default, even though it is automatically created.

Additional info:
* package version(s)
systemd: 227-1
* config and/or log files etc.

Steps to reproduce:
* Configure and run systemd-journal-upload

How to fix:
* usermod systemd-journal-upload -G systemd-journal

This task depends upon

Closed by  Doug Newgard (Scimmia)
Wednesday, 27 September 2017, 16:26 GMT
Reason for closing:  Fixed
Additional comments about closing:  According to upstream
Comment by Dave Reisner (falconindy) - Friday, 27 November 2015, 15:58 GMT
Please report this upstream -- the systemd-journal-upload user is created (and therefore somewhat managed) by a sysusers.d fragment.
Comment by Daniel Speichert (dasp) - Friday, 27 November 2015, 16:09 GMT Comment by Doug Newgard (Scimmia) - Sunday, 24 September 2017, 16:34 GMT
This should be fixed (quite a while ago), right?