[solved] Unable to create event log: Permission denied

chmod -R 755 /var/spool/asterisk/

chmod -R 755 /var/log/asterisk/

Hm, this was necessary when installing via yum:

yum -y install asterisk

It worked fine afterwards. I’m still wondering why, oh well.

Because that change violates good security practice and the default permission is correct for a secure system.

If you are running non-root, you are expected to understandt the implications and be able to fix ownership issues, yourself.