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



> On Sat, 2005-05-07 at 10:03 -0400, Matthew Miller wrote:
>> On Sat, May 07, 2005 at 08:22:37AM -0400, Chris Ricker 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?
>>
>> I haven't looked at this particular case, but if this is the only change
>> needed, might there be a way to generalize the /etc/logrotate.d/syslog
>> file
>> in the syslog RPM?
>
> My guess (just from a quick look at /etc/logrotate.d/syslog) is that
> this is due to the kill -HUP of the syslog process.  Having syslog-ng
> use the same pid file could work, but could have other consequences that
> I'm not thinking of at the moment.  Especially as I haven't looked at
> syslog-ng in a long time :-)

It won't work. People will change the syslog/syslog-ng configuration
files to modify/create/remove logging rules and logging destinations.

jpo
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