[Bug 1451096] Re: wrong rsyslog dependency in ubuntu-minimal

Richard Huddleston rhuddusa at gmail.com
Mon May 30 15:08:28 UTC 2016

stumbled on this bug. was looking into removing rsyslog.

before i hit this bug, i had already 
mkdir -p /var/log/journal
and set Storage=persistent in "/etc/systemd/journald.conf"
everything is working great

interesting note on my system
apt-cache --installed  rdepends rsyslog
Reverse Depends:

apt-cache --installed  --no-breaks rdepends rsyslog
Reverse Depends:

i think that depends comes from the Breaks stanza in the deb file.  i
think that is a bug in apt-cache, but I thought it was worth mentioning.

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  wrong rsyslog dependency in ubuntu-minimal

Status in ubuntu-meta package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:
  According to dependencies of ubuntu-minimal rsyslog is considered to
  be part of minimal supported system. With the switch to systemd it's
  obsolete: the journald is shipped and running anyway and it already
  provides secure logging by default. IT would be better to remove
  rsyslog from ubuntu-minimal dependencies (and, ideally, from default
  install as well) and enables "ForwardToSyslog=no" in
  /etc/systemd/journald.conf - the users who are willing to install
  advanced legacy logging will still be able to do that just fine, but
  really does not belong to the bare-minimum system.

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