[Lubuntu] HTML documentation files directory for rsyslog?

John Hupp lubuntu at prpcompany.com
Sat Dec 1 19:03:55 UTC 2012

OK, the rsyslog newbie answers this one himself after noticing the big 
clue in the header of /etc/rsyslog.conf, where it says

"For more information see 

On 12/1/2012 1:27 PM, John Hupp wrote:
> 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*
> *http://www.rsyslog.com/doc*
> 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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