It's not the fact that there's a warning where there genuinely should be one - it's the fact that the warning is generated by the conflicting configuration in **base** system packages, i.e. rsyslog is marked as "important" and "ubuntu-minimal" metapackage depends on it. Therefore, **no** such warnings should be generated by default config of base packages - these configs **should** be adjusted so that there are no glitches and no unnecessary warnings/errors triggered. I don't think I need to mention time wasted "downstream" trying to figure out what's *wrong* with a newly installed system.
Observed on latest LTS release - 16.04. -- You received this bug notification because you are a member of Ubuntu Touch seeded packages, which is subscribed to systemd in Ubuntu. https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1504659 Title: Duplicate line for path "/var/log" warning is shown when rsyslog is installed Status in systemd package in Ubuntu: Opinion Bug description: On an snappy 15.04 stable system I see in the logs: systemd-tmpfiles: [/usr/lib/tmpfiles.d/var.conf:14] Duplicate line for path "/var/log", ignoring. Bug 1434295 mentions this, but reports that systemd fails to start. This bug is about preventing systemd from displaying this in the logs. Looking at the snappy system, I'm not sure why it is doing that: $ cat /usr/lib/tmpfiles.d/var.conf # This file is part of systemd. # # systemd is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it # under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License as published by # the Free Software Foundation; either version 2.1 of the License, or # (at your option) any later version. # See tmpfiles.d(5) for details d /var 0755 - - - L /var/run - - - - ../run d /var/log 0755 - - - f /var/log/wtmp 0664 root utmp - f /var/log/btmp 0600 root utmp - d /var/cache 0755 - - - d /var/lib 0755 - - - v /var/lib/machines 0700 - - - d /var/spool 0755 - - - Perhaps this is a bug in systemd? To manage notifications about this bug go to: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/systemd/+bug/1504659/+subscriptions -- Mailing list: https://launchpad.net/~touch-packages Post to : email@example.com Unsubscribe : https://launchpad.net/~touch-packages More help : https://help.launchpad.net/ListHelp