Bug#304402: consider moving logs to /var/log/installer?
<markos_> joeyh, fjp: i'm implementing logging for l-c, is it ok to use
/var/log/debian-installer/localization-config.log as logfile?
<fjp> markos_: I'm unsure about that. /var/log/d-i currently contains
only stuff that happens in 1st stage. Base-config also writes a
log in /var/log directly. I think it would be better to follow
<fjp> Maybe a separate subdir should be created for 2nd stage
installation that would have both base-config's log and l-c's log.
<fjp> That's something to keep in mind for post Sarge.
<Kamion> can we just do /var/log/installer/ ?
<Kamion> and put *everything* in there?
<markos_> Kamion: i'm ok with that
<markos_> i'd probably also just create the dir if it doesn't exist....
<fjp> Kamion: :-D Having your Ubuntu hat on.
<fjp> Kamion: I agree though. Care to file a wishlist bug?
<Kamion> fjp: (I won't deny that it would get rid of one of my Ubuntu
diffs), but considering installer as debian-installer +
base-config as presented to users seems IMHO useful
* The distinction between debian-installer and base-config is useful
to us, but end users really consider the two as one unit (and we
document them both in the same manual, etc.). As such, it makes
sense to structure their logs, and the logs of auxiliary programs
such as localization-config, all in the same place; but, given the
developer distinction, putting base-config logs in
/var/log/debian-installer/ would be weird.
* The /var/log/debian-installer/ directory name is confusing to users
of Debian derivatives when they see it, and it's hard work for
derivatives to brand it if they choose to because it appears in
translated messages in the installer and in the manual. As long as
there's a concrete reason to reorganise stuff anyway, it seems
useful to make this one neutral. I realise not everyone shares my
priorities on this one, but it is something that I for one have had
to put a lot of essentially grunt work into, so I try to free up
time from that sort of thing to real development where I can. :-)
Colin Watson [firstname.lastname@example.org]