[horde] Logging issue

Daniel A. Ramaley daniel.ramaley at DRAKE.EDU
Tue Apr 4 13:14:32 PDT 2006

I have an interesting problem. While trying to solve a different problem 
i turned on Horde's logging at a level of PEAR_LOG_DEBUG. I was just 
using file logging to /tmp/horde.log. I have since reverted to the 
previous configuration, where logging was disabled. However, even with 
restarting Apache and clearing out the PHP accelerator's cache there 
are still entries being written to the log file. If i delete the file 
it is recreated a few seconds later. How do i completely disable the 

It is possible that this problem has always existed and i just noticed 
it now since i was paying closer attention to the log. The first thing 
i did was try to locate all instances of "horde.log" in the Horde 
  # cd /var/www/html
  # find horde -exec grep -H 'horde\.log' {} \;
  horde/config/conf.xml:       file">/tmp/horde.log</configstring>

So the only place that file name is referenced is in conf.xml (not 
conf.php). How can Horde still be writing to the file?

If it matters any, here is what a typical line from the log looks like:

Apr 04 14:34:20 HORDE [debug] [imp] SQL Query by 
DataTree_sql::_buildParentIds(): SELECT datatree_id, datatree_parents 
FROM horde_datatree WHERE datatree_name = ? AND group_uid = ? ORDER BY 
datatree_id [on line 261 of 

I also created a list of the files that generated the log entries, with 
a count of how many times each file appears:
     12 /var/www/html/horde/imp/compose.php
      1 /var/www/html/horde/imp/login.php
   2150 /var/www/html/horde/lib/Horde/DataTree/sql.php
      7 /var/www/html/horde/lib/Horde.php
    421 /var/www/html/horde/lib/Horde/Prefs/sql.php
     14 /var/www/html/horde/turba/lib/Driver/ldap.php
      7 /var/www/html/horde/turba/lib/Driver/sql.php
That many entries were added to the log after only 45 minutes of 

Dan Ramaley                            Dial Center 118, Drake University
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