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Re: Review question about /var/log/* files.



On Fri, 2007-02-09 at 15:45 +0100, Ralf Corsepius wrote:
> Another question would be: Why does a service need a separate log file
> system at all? IMO, it should be preferable to have services use syslogd
> (when applicable).

You want separate log files because some services log more than an
occasional message and because you want all these messages grouped
together. Email logging is a good example.

Once you establish a need for independent log files then FHS requires
independent directories owned by the service. We have a goal to be FHS
compliant.
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