Bug#537623: ITP: busybox-syslogd -- Provides syslogd and klogd using busybox' implementation
Owner: Axel Beckert <firstname.lastname@example.org>
* Package name : busybox-syslogd
Version : 0.1
Author : Axel Beckert <email@example.com>
* URL or Web page : http://noone.org/hg/busybox-syslogd/
* License : GPL-2+
Description : Provides syslogd and klogd using busybox' implementation
Debian's busybox package has the syslogd and klogd functionalities
already compiled in, but to use them, a little bit more than a few
symbolic links is needed.
This package provides the appropriate dependencies, the symbolic links
for syslogd and klogd, man pages (also symlinks), and init.d scripts.
Additionally it provides the logread utility (yet another symlink)
which allows to read the syslog if stored in a ring buffer in memory
instead of on disk. This is something AFAIK no other syslog package in
Debian currently offers. So this package fills the gap of a syslogd
for e.g. SSD or flash based systems which don't want or need permanent
(local) storage of the system log, but needs access to the recent
syslog anyway, i.e. netbooks, laptops, wireless routers, etc. Another
advantage for low-resource or embedded systems is that it only needs
very few disk space to install.
Axel Beckert - firstname.lastname@example.org - http://abe.home.pages.de/