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Re: Log handling

On Wed, Sep 21, 2005 at 04:55:56PM +0200, Frans Pop wrote:
> On Monday 19 September 2005 12:41, Colin Watson wrote:
> > Once di-utils 1.13 makes it into initrds, I'd like to start converting
> > udebs to use this. I think it would be reasonable to leave just the
> > debootstrap log in /var/log/messages so that it shows up on tty3, and
> > send pretty much everything else to tty4.
> Sounds good. Having the output in syslog will also get it in the correct 
> order with other information from d-i itself which may sometimes help.

It also means log output is always prefixed with a tag identifying what
emitted it; it can sometimes be hard to work out what said something in
/var/log/messages (e.g. "File descriptor 3 left open" or whatever it is
that the LVM tools witter about).

Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson@debian.org]

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