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Bug#605614: debian-installer: Ability to configure remote syslog

clone 605614 -1
reassign 605614 busybox
reassign -1 rootskel

On Thu, Dec 02, 2010 at 06:47:44AM +0100, Christian PERRIER wrote:
> Quoting Ryan Lovett (ryan@stat.berkeley.edu):
> > I would like to be able to configure debian-installer to log messages to a
> > remote syslog server. I know that I can recover the log messages after
> > installation is complete but it would be convenient for me to be able to
> > monitor netbooted clients as they are installed.
> Hmmm, how about what happens before the network is configured?

busybox syslogd does pretty much the right thing here - it tries to
resolve the remote syslog target every so often, and you just don't get
any logging until that works.  I think that's OK for a remote logging
setup.  We did this in Ubuntu a while ago and my understanding is that
Google is using it in their internal "Goobuntu" derivative:


Turning on CONFIG_FEATURE_REMOTE_LOG makes (spookily) zero difference to
the size of /bin/busybox, and increases busybox-udeb's size by 224
bytes.  This is within my "just do it" threshold, so I'll go ahead.

Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson@ubuntu.com]

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