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

On Wednesday 13 August 2008 11:13:02 Chris Adams wrote:
> I don't think it is valid to have more than one syslog type daemon
> running at once, is it?

It's not valid, but I don't think the service scripts should break if someone 
accidentally does it.

I think your suggestion of symlinking the common name so the logrotate script 
rotates the active one but the service script still uses a package-specific 
pid file is great.  We could probably take that one step farther and write 
some common service handler scripts to re-link the syslogd.pid file to the 
proper daemon so accidents with starting multiple daemons and then shutting 
down one doesn't remove the symlink completely.

Thanks for the great idea; I'll see if I can work with the other two packagers 
to get this going.


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