Bug#230121: ITP: metalog -- a modern replacement for syslogd and klogd
* Package name : metalog
Version : 0.7
Upstream Author : email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
* 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:
I'll try to maintain it better then the previous maintainer...
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).
-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
Kernel: Linux mentat 2.4.22 #1 śro gru 3 18:00:19 CET 2003 i686
Locale: LANG=pl_PL, LC_CTYPE=pl_PL