Upcoming Rsyslog Migration
michael.terry at canonical.com
Fri Jun 26 14:11:49 BST 2009
Hello, gentle Ubuntu developers!
As per the rsyslog migration spec , Ubuntu wants to migrate from good
ol' sysklogd to rsyslog. Here's a heads up about changes this might
mean for other packages.
Notably, if your package works in a chroot but wants to be logged,
before you had to modify sysklogd to support your configuration. Now
there's a cleaner way: you just drop an rsyslog configuration file
in /etc/rsyslog.d. The spec has example code for the chroot case .
If you want to do something extra fancy with rsyslog, there are sample
configs on their wiki page  and a man page about the config syntax
The actual migration has not been made yet, though the code is ready.
But the addition of a rsyslog config file doesn't need to block on that
work, as support for rsylsog would be useful even in the absence of the
mterry • Canonical
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