Bug#2960: etc/cron.weekly/syslogd is not a conffile as it ought to be
>>>>> Herbert Xu writes:
> The file /etc/cron.weekly/sysklogd is not installed as a conffile as
> it should be. As a lot of people do have log files with different
> names than the default ones the vanilla cron file is of little use
> and may even cause havoc. As I recall it used to be a conffile but
> it seems to have been changed in recent releases. Thus I urge the
> maintainer to again set it as a conffile unless there is a good
> reason to do otherwise.
No, i would recommend the maintainer to have the cron script parse
/etc/syslog.conf and do the logfile rotation based upon its contents.
People shouldn't need to change two configfiles when one already holds
all the information.
In addition i would like to point the maintainer to the newsyslog
utility from the Athena project (now incorporated into NetBSD) which
is essentially a more sophisticated version of savelog.