Re: Syslog file paths in 'metalog'? (#423299)
On 06-Dec-07, 07:09 (CST), Christoph Haas <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I'd like to hear your opinions on whether alternative syslog daemons
> would need to use the exact same paths and file names as the sysklogd
> does. syslog-ng's default config mimics sysklogd's behavior. At least
> switching from sysklogd to metalog wouldn't be possible without user
> interaction and confusion.
I personally think the defaults should be the same, so that when one
installs e.g. metalog, the log files don't suddenly move. Also, various
logfile monitors/analyzers/viewers have default expectations about where
log files go.
I would include metalog's upstream defaults as an example, though, so
that an admin can easily convert to that, as well.
The irony is that Bill Gates claims to be making a stable operating
system and Linus Torvalds claims to be trying to take over the
world. -- seen on the net