Thought I'll open this thread, because I think there is a wrong config variable or? for the syslog log.
On an Ubuntu system 12.04 Server LTS the "system" log is not called "messages" instead they use "syslog"
I might be wrong however once I retrieve the system log file, an error is thrown.
"Unable to read /var/log/messages"
Dunno if this is fixed pointer or if it can be configured to point to /var/log/syslog ?
Just thought I post my thoughts.