[Lubuntu] HTML documentation files directory for rsyslog?

John Hupp lubuntu at prpcompany.com
Sat Dec 1 18:27:09 UTC 2012

I think I know enough now to understand that rsyslog will support legacy 
syslog configuration directives, but not any which are specific to 
syslog-ng.  The directives below don't look like directives from the 
existing rsyslog conf file, so I think they will not do the job.

I'm not finding systematic documentation for rsyslog at the web site 
(http://www.rsyslog.com/doc/manual.html), but "man rsyslogd" says this:

*Note*  *that*  *this*  *version*  *of*  *rsyslog*  *ships*  *with*  *extensive*  *documentation*  *in*
*html*  *format.*   This is provided in the ./doc subdirectory  and  probably
in  a separate package if you installed rsyslog via a packaging system.
To use rsyslog's advanced features,  you*need*   to  look  at  the  html
documentation,  because  the  man  pages  only  cover  basic aspects of
operation.*For*   *details*    *and*    *configuration*    *examples,*    *see*    *the*
*rsyslog.conf*    *(5)*    *man*    *page*    *and*    *the*    *online*   *documentation*   *at*

The only problem is that I can't seem to find the ./doc subdirectory 
which it says I *need* to look at.  Does anyone know where it is?  I 
have also now installed rsyslog-doc in case that helps.

On 11/30/2012 4:47 PM, John Hupp wrote:
> On Lubuntu Quantal, it looks like rsyslogd is installed with a certain 
> configuration -- probably just for local logging -- but is not set to 
> auto-start.
> I'm trying to set up remote logs for an LTSP client (to log to the 
> LTSP server) for the sake of troubleshooting a client boot problem.  
> The LTSP manual has this sample for syslog-ng's configuration file 
> /etc/syslog-ng/syslog-ng.conf:
>     source net-udp { udp(); };
>     destination remote { file("/var/log/remote/$FULLHOST"); };
>     log { source(net-udp); destination(remote); };
> Does anyone know if the rsyslogd would use the same statements in its 
> configuration file?

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