Is it just me, or is there a reason for it?

R Kimber richardkimber at
Sat Aug 14 16:06:27 UTC 2010

On Sat, 14 Aug 2010 10:25:57 +0200
Amedee Van Gasse wrote:

> Why did the OP install logcheck? If it bothers him that much, uninstall 
> it. If he wants to keep installed, read the manual and learn how to 
> tweak it. Logcheck is not installed by default. It is a highly 
> specialized admin tool.

My point was that users do need warnings when things go wrong. You can't be
expected to read through the raw log files all the time.  So I use logcheck,
but I'm getting stuff that I think serves very little purpose, and so my
point was that either developers should be more selective about what is
logged or the logcheck filtering should be tightened, but that users
shouldn't have to get to grips with extended regular expressions.

If there's a better way rather than using logcheck I'll look at it.

Since I'm clearly in a minority of one, I'll not pursue this further.

- Richard.
Richard Kimber
Political Science Resources

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