Motion - Support Question 2015x 04x 13x 222017

/etc/init.d/motion: 2: /etc/default/motion: logfile: not found

Question

hello, i am getting an error while starting motion on a rpi.

/etc/init.d/motion: 2: /etc/default/motion: logfile: not found

motion file start_motion_daemon=yes logfile /var/log/motion.log target_dir /var/run/motion
vi /etc/motion/motion.conf
# Rename this distribution example file to motion.conf
#
# This config file was generated by motion 3.2.12


############################################################
# Daemon
############################################################

# Start in daemon (background) mode and release terminal (default: off)
#daemon off
daemon on

# File to store the process ID, also called pid file. (default: not defined)
process_id_file /var/run/motion/motion.pid

############################################################
# Basic Setup Mode
############################################################

# Start in Setup-Mode, daemon disabled. (default: off)
setup_mode off


vi /etc/motion.conf
############################################################
# Daemon
############################################################

# Start in daemon (background) mode and release terminal (default: off)
daemon on

# File to store the process ID, also called pid file. (default: not defined)
process_id_file /var/run/motion/motion.pid

############################################################
# Basic Setup Mode
############################################################

# Start in Setup-Mode, daemon disabled. (default: off)
setup_mode off


# Use a file to save logs messages, if not defined stderr and syslog is used. (default: not defined)
logfile /var/log/motion.log

# ls -l /var/log/motion.log
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 0 Mar  1 12:27 /var/log/motion.log



Environment

Motion version: 3.2.12
ffmpeg version:  
Libraries: ffmpeg, mysql, postgresql
Server OS: rpi debian
-- ArnaudCognard - 13 Apr 2015

Answer

have you set log file in /etc/motion/motion.conf ?

You start motion as motion ... have you set logfile as writable from motion ?

-- EmilioDefranco 20 Apr 2015
Topic revision: r4 - 21 Apr 2015, ArnaudCognard
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