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



> On Sat, 2005-05-07 at 01:29 +0100, José Pedro Oliveira wrote:
>> Notes:
>>   * Stops the syslog daemon during installation
>
> This definitely seems non-ideal.  You don't want to be stopping a
> different service when you install yourself.  The fact that you can't
> run both of them at once just means you have to do a little bit of
> service configuration to get the one you want running after you install
> it.  This is no different than installing, eg, an http daemon other than
> httpd.
>
>>   * Changes a file from another package
>>     (/etc/logrotate.d/syslog from the sysklogd rpm)
>
> Better to figure out how to generalize this.  See my later mail.

Don't know how to do it without using alternatives.  The best solution
I came up with was to comment the /etc/logrotate.d/syslog lines
using triggers.
(previous comments in https://bugzilla.fedora.us/show_bug.cgi?id=1332)


>>   * currently it doesn't change the use_syslogng SELinux boolean
>
> I don't see any other packages doing anything like this at the moment,
> and I'm not entirely sure how I feel about it.[1]  Looking at what the
> boolean allows, I think that some of them at least are valid in the case
> of sysklogd where you're using a remote syslog server.  cc'ing Dan to
> see if he has an opinion here.

As the use_syslogng SELinux boolean is for syslog_ng, I don't see
any problem in enabling/disabling it using the post scripts
(see the message in trhe fedora-packaging mailing list).

> Jeremy
>
> [1] I still maintain that policy for a package should be maintained with
> and shipped in the package.  That would make this a much easier
> question :-)  Unfortunately, policy tools aren't there yet although I'm
> hopeful about progress in this area over time.

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