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Re: System log monitor


Rene Mayrhofer schrieb:
> There's only one minor problem: Shipping files for
> update-modules is easy, since modutils is required and
> therefore /etc/modutils should always be present. But since
> logcheck is only optional, should packages still ship files in
> /etc/logcheck/*.d/ although they will not be used if logcheck
> is not installed ?

Yes, they should be installed. If the user installs logcheck
after he installed a package containing some files in
/etc/logcheck/*.d/ it will just work.

There are many examples where this is done already, eg
/usr/lib/menu/, /etc/devfs/*.d, /etc/X11/Xsession.d,
/etc/emacs/site-start.d, /etc/ppp/ip-{up,down}.d,
/etc/network/if-pre-up.d, /etc/network/if-up.d,
/etc/network/if-down.d, /etc/network/if-post-down.d,
/etc/logrotate.d, /etc/apm/resume.d, /etc/apm/suspend.d,

$ (echo /usr/lib/menu; find /etc/ -name \*.d)|xargs du -c

says 516k here, not that much really, and not worth any
complicated handling by dpkg.

ciao, 2ri, who didn't have germknödel with much butter and poppy
for a long time ... ;)
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