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Re: rsyslog is in F8



On Fri, 2007-07-20 at 10:14 -0700, David Lutterkort wrote:
> On Thu, 2007-07-19 at 12:14 -0400, Chuck Anderson wrote:
> > On Thu, Jul 19, 2007 at 04:06:27PM +0200, Peter Vrabec wrote:
> > > Matthew Miller wrote:
> > > > On Wed, Jul 18, 2007 at 12:20:13PM +0200, Peter Vrabec wrote:
> > > >> sysklogd config files syslog.conf, sysconfig/syslog are renamed to
> > > >> rsyslog.conf, sysconfig/rsyslog and used by rsyslog. logrotate.d/syslog
> > > >> is replaced.
> > > > 
> > > > Hey, uh, doesn't changing to using rsyslog.conf remove the major advantage
> > > > of rsyslog over syslog-ng?
> > > Hmmm, It use rsyslog.conf.
> > > cp syslog.conf rsyslog.conf is done, because we want to keep and use
> > > previous configuration. Or do you want your custom configuration be
> > > dropped and replaced by default one? :-)
> > 
> > For rsyslog to be a drop in replacement, it should use the same config 
> > file named the same in the same location IMO.
> 
> That change also means that anybody who has automated management of
> their syslog configuration must modify their scripts to take those
> changes into account (and if they run F7 machines at the same time, do
> some ugly logic)
> 
> It would be much gentler if rsyslogd would initially use the exact same
> files as sysklogd and let users shuffle things around when they are
> ready for that transition.
> 

as a zany idea:

f8 -> rsyslog is included, does not obsolete sysklogd, will use
syslog.conf if it exists. throws up a warning if it is present and
sysklogd is installed, too when it runs.
f9 -> rsyslog obsoletes sysklogd

a transition period is such a crazy thing :)

-sv



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