Creating /var/log/redis.log requires root permissions to
create the file. Use syslog instead so redis does not
require root.

This affects both sysv and systemd based systems.

Signed-off-by: Frank Meerkoetter <>
 meta-oe/recipes-extended/redis/redis/redis.conf | 6 +++---
 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

diff --git a/meta-oe/recipes-extended/redis/redis/redis.conf 
index b932089..ab024ad 100644
--- a/meta-oe/recipes-extended/redis/redis/redis.conf
+++ b/meta-oe/recipes-extended/redis/redis/redis.conf
@@ -53,14 +53,14 @@ loglevel notice
 # Specify the log file name. Also 'stdout' can be used to force
 # Redis to log on the standard output. Note that if you use standard
 # output for logging but daemonize, logs will be sent to /dev/null
-logfile /var/log/redis.log
+# logfile /var/log/redis.log
 # To enable logging to the system logger, just set 'syslog-enabled' to yes,
 # and optionally update the other syslog parameters to suit your needs.
-# syslog-enabled no
+syslog-enabled yes
 # Specify the syslog identity.
-# syslog-ident redis
+syslog-ident redis
 # Specify the syslog facility.  Must be USER or between LOCAL0-LOCAL7.
 # syslog-facility local0

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