Bug ID 1117245: Tomcat fails to write log messages into /var/log/tomcat/liveupdate.log file

Last Modified: Nov 07, 2022

Bug Tracker

Affected Product:  See more info
BIG-IP ASM(all modules)

Known Affected Versions:
14.1.0, 14.1.0.1, 14.1.0.2, 14.1.0.3, 14.1.0.5, 14.1.0.6, 14.1.2, 14.1.2.1, 14.1.2.2, 14.1.2.3, 14.1.2.4, 14.1.2.5, 14.1.2.6, 14.1.2.7, 14.1.2.8, 14.1.3, 14.1.3.1, 14.1.4, 14.1.4.1, 14.1.4.2, 14.1.4.3, 14.1.4.4, 14.1.4.5, 14.1.4.6, 14.1.5, 14.1.5.1, 14.1.5.2, 15.1.0, 15.1.0.1, 15.1.0.2, 15.1.0.3, 15.1.0.4, 15.1.0.5, 15.1.1, 15.1.2, 15.1.2.1, 15.1.3, 15.1.3.1, 15.1.4, 15.1.4.1, 15.1.5, 15.1.5.1, 15.1.6, 15.1.6.1, 15.1.7, 15.1.8, 16.1.0, 16.1.1, 16.1.2, 16.1.2.1, 16.1.2.2, 16.1.3, 16.1.3.1, 16.1.3.2

Opened: Jun 20, 2022
Severity: 3-Major

Symptoms

You only see this message in /var/log/tomcat/liveupdate.log file. No other log messages are written, causing troubleshooting capability with LiveUpdate. liveupdate.script file is corrupted, live update repository initialized with default schema This error is emitted during tomcat startup. /var/log/tomcat/catalina.out java.io.FileNotFoundException: /usr/share/tomcat/logs/liveupdate.log (Permission denied)

Impact

Losing troubleshooting capability with LiveUpdate

Conditions

You are running on a version which has a bug fix for ID907025. For more information see https://cdn.f5.com/product/bugtracker/ID907025.html

Workaround

chown tomcat:tomcat /var/log/tomcat/liveupdate.log bigstart restart tomcat

Fix Information

None

Behavior Change