Misleading man page for rsyslogd

Giuseppe Mazzotta giuseppe at bitonic.nl
Mon Dec 8 10:51:25 UTC 2014


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Hi there,

the man page for current rsyslogd package in Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS is
misleading regarding the "-d" option. Quoting:

- ------
  -d     Turns  on  debug  mode.   Using this the daemon will not
proceed a fork(2) to set itself in the background, but opposite to
that stay in the
              foreground and write much debug information on the
current tty.  See the DEBUGGING section for more information.
- ------

This is a lie. Using the "-d" option alone will still fork rsyslog to
background.
As I am not willing to use apport or ubuntu-bug to file a bug report,
can somebody else please take a look? Would be nice to have consistent
man pages :)

Kind regards,
- -- 
  Giuseppe Mazzotta
   Systems Analyst & Software Developer
    /- Bitonic _/
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