Sysklogd vs. rsyslog
(please cc me)
Rsyslog is now the default syslog daemon on Debian (at least on wheezy,
maybe earlier also).
It has more features than sysklogd. Maybe package description of sysklogd
should tell that better logging daemons are available and it's no
longer the default?
Some upgraders from previous releases may miss that change
and stay at sysklogd if they don't install new alternative themself.
Recent issue is that new kernels (3.5-rc?) have a problem with sysklogd.
Maybe someone can reply there if having knowledge.
In same thread Linus made another harsh reply that I don't quote here: