Bug#262706: O: log2mail
log2mail is a daemon watching logfiles and mailing lines matching
patterns. It server a purpose similar to logcheck but does it in
realtime, so it can be used as a nice way to implement alerts: programs
log things, and you can get a mail (or a sms via a mail-to-sms gateway)
as soon as bad things are spotted.
It's been a very useful tool for me in my past job, and I took over
maintenance from the previous maintainer. log2mail has been quite a
critical application for us there.
More than a year ago I quit that job, and I'm not using log2mail
anymore. The package is in a pretty good shape and does not usually
need much care: I did around one upload per year, and I just made one
upload fixing all bugs, bringing the whole build system up to date and
in line with the last standards-version, porting to cdbs.
At the time I took over the package, upstream was happy to hand also
upstream maintenance to me. The code is simple, linear and quite well
written. At that time, upstream told me if I couldn't maintain log2mail
anymore, he would take it back. Time has passed from there, and I sent
him a mail asking him what he intends to do.
I'm orphaning the package not because it's a burden, but because my
other Debian activities are occupying most of my time already and I feel
I can't commit to being a good maintainer for it anymore.
-- System Information:
Debian Release: 3.1
APT prefers unstable
APT policy: (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Kernel: Linux 2.6.7-1-686-smp
Locale: LANG=it_IT@euro, LC_CTYPE=it_IT@euro