Guillem Jover wrote:
Hi, On Thu, 2008-01-31 at 00:11:44 +0100, Michael Biebl wrote:For 12.) and 28.), I'd file a wishlist bug providing a config file snippet for /etc/rsyslog.d/Can we please use /etc/syslog.d/ instead? this way we don't get locked in any specific implementation. I'm preparing a patch for inetutils-syslogd to support that, and it might also make sense to require all system-log-daemon providers to support that dir as well.
I'd rather not do that. There is no common config file format, that all sylog daemons understand. E.g. you can't mix syslog-ng configuration with metalog or rsyslog. The additional functionality of rsyslog is implemented via special directives, which other syslog daemons won't understand. So, I don't think this is a good idea.
And finally, if it is approved that rsyslog should be become the default system-log-daemon, I'd file wishlist bugs against the remaining packages to change the dependency to rsylog | system-log-daemon, where appropriate.rsyslogd seems to have a lot of features, and it's a bit big compared to other implementations, do normal users need all that stuff? Sysadmins can easily change it, and I bet most of the users do not care much what syslogd is installed as long as it's just logging.
Regarding memory usage, the next major release of rsyslog will allow to load only required functionality via shared modules. So you can fine-tune rsyslog to your needs. The default rsyslog installation could be setup to only support local logging, advanced features like remote logging via udp or tcp could be enabled on demand.
The list of syslogd sorted by Installed-Size: Package: socklog-run Installed-Size: 148 Package: sysklogd Installed-Size: 212 Package: inetutils-syslogd Installed-Size: 216 Package: syslog-ng Installed-Size: 552 Package: rsyslog Installed-Size: 672
That's mostly because of lots of documentation in /usr/share/doc/rsyslog. If you think that's an issue, I could split out the doc into a separate package.
Cheers, Michael -- Why is it that all of the instruments seeking intelligent life in the universe are pointed away from Earth?
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