[logback-user] symlink to logback.xml doesn't work

Martin Blech mblech at bmat.com
Wed Sep 29 16:21:22 CEST 2010

Hi all,

I have developed a web app which uses logback and now I'm creating 
debian packages to ease its deployment. Following a sysadmin's advice, 
the package puts logback.xml at /etc/myapp/ and creates a symlink at 

Even though the approach makes logical sense, we now realized that it 
doesn't work, the logging configuration just doesn't get loaded. On that 
same deployment, if we delete the symlink and put a copy of logback.xml 
instead, everything works back again.

Has anyone faced this kind of issue? Any idea of why this is happening?

Thanks in advance,
*Martín Blech * | * Senior Software Engineer*
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