[Pulp-dev] Proposal to change default logging to console in Pulp 3

Eric Helms ehelms at redhat.com
Wed Jul 25 14:31:05 UTC 2018

You actually can run with console logging today. There is a bug where if
you are in an environment without syslog and enable console logging you
will get errors, see https://pulp.plan.io/issues/3879

Since background running typically translates to systemd based, perhaps
considering making logging type configurable as an environment variable or
command line option to set it per service. For example, perhaps you want to
run workers in the background but the main application server in your

On Wed, Jul 25, 2018 at 9:17 AM, David Davis <daviddavis at redhat.com> wrote:

> I definitely think that we should support console logging (and it looks
> like we currently don’t) but I’m a bit hesitant to make it the default. I
> think right now a majority of non-dev users will be running these services
> in the background. But I could see perhaps one day where Pulp is mostly run
> in containers where console logging would be the better default.
> David
> On Wed, Jul 25, 2018 at 8:17 AM Eric Helms <ehelms at redhat.com> wrote:
>> Howdy,
>> As I understand things, the default logging in Pulp 3 is set to syslog. I
>> am proposing changing this to be console by default and optionally letting
>> users configure syslog. I think these days console as a default makes
>> general sense for running things in a simple terminal, or as a developer.
>> Further, the natural way to log in a container based environment is to log
>> to stdout. The use of syslog makes sense in a traditional systemd based
>> deployment which can be configured by users as needed.
>> - Eric
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