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Re: Need help making syslog-ng, rsyslog, and sysklogd not conflict



On Wednesday 13 August 2008 09:02:20 Jason L Tibbitts III wrote:
> Keeping reasonable technical fixes for real problems out of Fedora
> simply because the EPEL/RHEL interface may have additional issues is
> counterproductive.  If the RHEL engineers won't accommodate the
> technically preferred solution, then you can raise that issue here or
> with FESCo or the board if necessary.  Do you even know that they
> object to a reasonable solution?  Have you presented it to them?

I agree that I would like to find the best technical solution; I'm just not 
sure that a "syslog-logrotate" package is it.  As pointed out in a different 
part of this thread, even sysklogd and rsyslog have different log rotation 
scripts due to restarting a different daemon.

It was previously suggested that all three should use the same pid file and 
therefor be able to be restarted by the logrotate script regardless of which 
one was running.  I don't like this method since it creates a problem if 
someone accidentally starts two syslog daemons at the same time.

I don't mind contacting the Red Hat person in charge of sysklogd if we find a 
good solution; I just feel it would be unlikely to get a change to such a core 
package into RHEL.

-Doug

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