rsyslog is in F8

Karel Zak kzak at
Fri Jul 20 09:59:37 UTC 2007

On Fri, Jul 20, 2007 at 11:26:23AM +0200, Tomas Mraz wrote:
> On Thu, 2007-07-19 at 13:48 -0700, Steve G wrote:
> > The basic theory was supposed to be:
> > 
> > 1) if neither syslog.conf or syslog.conf.rpmsave exist, modify
> > /etc/sysconfig/rsyslog use rsyslog.conf
> > 2) if syslog.conf doesn't exist and syslog.conf.rpmsave exists, rename it to
> > syslog.conf. /etc/sysconfig/rsyslog defaults to syslog.conf so no change needed
> > 3) use the config file option -f in the initscript to choose syslog.conf or
> > rsyslog.conf which comes from /etc/sysconfig/rsyslog

 over engineering, not transparent solution

 Please, keep the distribution simple and readable. We have
 ReleaseNotes where you can inform people about the change. You don't
 have to play this game with [r]syslog.conf.

> Please no, this is ugly to have in some situations rsyslog using
> syslog.conf and in others rsyslog.conf.

 Yes, especially with some magic switch somewhere in /etc/sysconfig/...

> There are advantages and disadvantages on both sides either keeping the
> old config/init script names or using the new with 'r'. We choose the
> second one and that's it. We would be just facing other issues if we
> choose the first one. (e.g. Why package named rsyslog uses config file
> syslog.conf. Or why I cannot install both rsyslog and old sysklogd for
> testing purposes (with --force). And surely there are others.)



 Karel Zak  <kzak at>

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