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Bug#230121: ITP: metalog -- a modern replacement for syslogd and klogd

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist

* Package name    : metalog
  Version         : 0.7
  Upstream Author : hvisage@users.sourceforge.net, chrysalis@users.sourceforge.net
* URL             : http://metalog.sourceforge.net/
* License         : GPL
  Description     : a modern replacement for syslogd and klogd

The metalog package was in Debian once, but it was recently removed.
According to Martin Michlmayr:

This package has been removed from Debian unstable because it was
unmaintained, old and according to the maintainer quite obsolte and

I will try to comment this:

- unmaintained
I'll try to maintain it better then the previous maintainer...

- old
The last release (0.7) is dated April 2003, we have tons of older
software in the archive, so I don't see the point.

- obsolete & useless
Martin or the maintainer didn't give any arguments I could discuss. I
think metalog is very useful, especialy for desktop systems because of
its simplicity, regex matching support and built-in log rotation. The
only problem I'm aware of is the lack of network logging support.
metalog didn't have any RC bugs either...

I'm a bit confused that it was removed from the archive without any
real reason (as far as I know).

Any comments?
Adam Byrtek

-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
Architecture: i386
Kernel: Linux mentat 2.4.22 #1 śro gru 3 18:00:19 CET 2003 i686
Locale: LANG=pl_PL, LC_CTYPE=pl_PL

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