Jonas Meurer wrote: > On 04/10/2008 Luk Claes wrote: >> Can you please provide a proposed text (license: GPL v2) regarding the >> switch of the default system log daemo to include in the release notes? >> >> It should not be too technical (a pointer to README.Debian for the >> technical details would do), but should mention that it's something >> which doesn't happen automatically while upgrading etc. > > Hello, > > Attached is a first rough patch. I guess it's better than nothing. Feel free > to improve it as you want. License is GPLv2. Hi Jonas, hi Luk, I think Jonas text is quite good already. What I'd like to change though is the following sentence: In most cases it should be sufficient to copying <filename>/etc/syslog.conf</" "filename> to <filename>/etc/rsyslog.conf</filename>. rsyslog v3 is much more modular than previous releases, and you have to load a couple of modules (such as imuxsock for local logging), otherwise it could lead to subtle failures. rsyslog can be run in a sort of "compat" mode, where it loads a default set of modules and thus is more compatible to old sysklogd behaviour, but this requires to edit /etc/default/rsyslog and changing -c3 to -c2. Instead of copying the old syslog.conf over rsyslog.conf, I'd rather suggest to migrate custom configuration from syslog.conf to rsyslog.conf So this would be my recommendation: If you have custom logging rules, you should migrate them to the new configuration file <filename>/etc/rsyslog.conf</filename>. Comments welcome. A patch is attached. Cheers, Michael -- Why is it that all of the instruments seeking intelligent life in the universe are pointed away from Earth?
Index: en/whats-new.dbk =================================================================== --- en/whats-new.dbk (Revision 5625) +++ en/whats-new.dbk (Arbeitskopie) @@ -395,9 +395,8 @@ role="package">rsyslog</systemitem> instead of <systemitem role="package">sysklogd</systemitem>. <systemitem role="package">rsyslog</systemitem> is quite compatible to stock sysklogd and -can be used as a drop-in replacement. In most cases it should be sufficient to -copying <filename>/etc/syslog.conf</filename> to -<filename>/etc/rsyslog.conf</filename>. +can be used as a drop-in replacement. If you have custom logging rules, you +should migrate them to the new configuration file <filename>/etc/rsyslog.conf</filename>. </para> <para> Users upgrading from &oldreleasename; need to install <systemitem
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