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Re: Review request: syslog-ng (syslog replacement daemon)

> On Sat, 7 May 2005 08:22:37 -0400 (EDT), Chris Ricker wrote:
>> On Sat, 7 May 2005, José Pedro Oliveira wrote:
>> >   * Changes a file from another package
>> >     (/etc/logrotate.d/syslog from the sysklogd rpm)
>> I know people (with good reason!) try to avoid using alternatives, but
>> isn't this a good case to use them?
> Unless we continue with discussion of the old "Fedora Alternatives"
> concept, a package that changes a file from another package and even stops
> Core's syslog service in its scriptlets, sounds very much like it's
> unacceptable.

How do we re-open the "Fedora Alternatives"?

I really would like to see syslog-ng as an alternative to sysklogd, and
unless there is an Fedora Alternative policy I will never see syslog-ng
package approved (logrotate problem, stopping the syslogd daemon in
%post scripts).  Marking syslog-ng as confliting with sysklogd doesn't
solve the problem. People will have to remove sysklog with the --nodeps
option before installing syslog-ng.


PS - Is there an archive of old "Fedora Alternatives" discussion?

José Pedro Oliveira
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