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

Ville Skyttä ville.skytta at
Wed Aug 13 08:30:05 UTC 2008

On Wednesday 13 August 2008, Douglas E. Warner wrote:

> I've been told that shipping the *exact same* log rotate script as rsyslog
> or sysklogd should work as rpm won't care about the duplicate file since it
> matches exactly, but there's two problems here:
> 1) I don't know what "exact" is (file size, md5, timestamp, ??)

I'm not sure if it's considered good packaging practice in cases like this, 
but at least for "rpm -V", and also IIRC wrt. file conflicts, the sameness as 
far as rpm is concerned can be controlled to some extent in %files with 
the %verify directive.

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