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Logs normalization (was: Can no longer mount SDHC card)

On Sat, 24 Mar 2012 11:32:55 -0400, Rick Thomas wrote:

> On Mar 23, 2012, at 11:53 AM, Camaleón wrote:

>>> Take a look at /etc/rsyslog.conf
>> Nothing of interest (for the matter) here.
>>> and
>>> 	man rsyslog.conf rsyslogd
>> Still no way to know where messages are being dropped.
>> I would like to see more integration/compatibility in this regard
>> coming
>> from all distributions.
>>> All your questions will be answered (albeit cryptically) there.
>> Mmm... I'm afraid they're not ;-)
> Perhaps I didn't understand your question.
> Those man pages, along with the rsyslog.conf file will give you the
> general rules governing which messages get sent into which log files.

Yes. And this is the same for every distribution. But no, I was not 
speaking about that but the differences between linux distributions which 
configure different logging settings.

For example, and as I said before, there is no "/var/log/syslog" in 
openSUSE and what Debian sends to syslog openSUSE sends it to "/var/log/
messages" which is also available in Debian but holding different 

Which is nothing but a bit of mess for system administratrors and that's 
why I would like to see a higher degree of integration (standardization) 
in this field, logs (at least for me) are an important part of any 
operating system.

> Any particular messages will be a special case of those general rules. 
> I did say that they were cryptic.  So the application of the rules may
> require specialized knowledge, often available only by examining the
> source code.

Yes, I know it can be tweaked but I was referring to the defaults.
> Perhaps your question was prompted by the need for that specialized
> knowledge?  If that's the case, I apologize for misunderstanding.

Well, it's far more simpler than that: I was only "whining" for not 
having the same log files, located in the same place and holding the same 
information between the different distributions :-)



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