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Can I send the Wordpress Debug Log to the Cloudron Logs


  • I think I can do this via PHP settings. But I have to know the path of the logs to append the PHP / WP errors

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    Cloudron logs is anything that appears on standard output/error. If there is a way to send WP logs to stdout, then it should appear. FWIW, if i use error_log in PHP, it does appear in cloudron logs. But maybe WP writes to a file directly. Maybe try /dev/stdout as the file name for the logs, not sure.


  • @girish Thanks for info, I’ll do that, and yeah, they do write to their own file but that directory is easily changeable. ☺️ I don’t see a reason why your suggestion wouldn’t work tho.


  • @girish By defaut, Wordpress does a:

    ini_set( 'error_log', WP_CONTENT_DIR . '/debug.log' );
    

    And I don't think it would be a bad idea for you guys to add to your custom plugin an ini_set( 'error_log', '/dev/stdout' ); (this would need go into a plguin to load after WP sets it's PHP logging location).

    But, though I can now use ini_set( 'error_log', '/app/data/ . $path); to write the logs to to any location within /app/data - I tried setting it to /dev/stdout didn't start displaying the logs in Cloudron's Realtime Logging system. Any idea why I could change it to any directory and it worked, but that didn't?


  • @Lonk said in Can I send the Wordpress Debug Log to the Cloudron Logs:

    ini_set( 'error_log', WP_CONTENT_DIR . '/debug.log' );

    Did a little digging around some more Docker stuff and this worked perfectly:

    ini_set( 'error_log', '/dev/stderr' );
    
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    I think it's most likely permissions related. That /dev/stdout is probably not opeable by non-root user (and WP runs as www-data user).

    I have long wanted to fix our situation that we can get the logs from files inside containers. For example, nextcloud also logs into /run/nextcloud/logs/... It's a pain to keep informing users that the logs are in that file and not just the Cloudron logs.

    I agree we should visit this at some point for better logging


  • @girish Check my comment right about yours, I think we posted at the same time. I'd think it'd be a welcome addition to at least your Wordpress (Developer) installs.


  • @girish said in Can I send the Wordpress Debug Log to the Cloudron Logs:

    I agree we should visit this at some point for better logging

    This fixes the Wordpress "custom log path issue". But I do think we should revisit in the future about other apps and how we might be able to symlink the logs together. Anyway, you got me 75% there on this one, so thank you for that! ☺