[Frugalware-devel] rsyslog

bouleetbil (gaetan) bouleetbil at frogdev.info
Thu Aug 25 09:54:16 CEST 2011

Le Thu, 25 Aug 2011 02:46:54 +0200,
Miklos Vajna <vmiklos at frugalware.org> a écrit :

> Hi,
> I've pushed a new package called rsyslog to current. Right now it's in
> apps-extra, but I plan to replace sysklogd with it, ie. move it to base
> and move sysklogd to apps-extra.
> My motivation:
> 1) sysklogd is unmaintained (rsyslog and syslog-ng is maintained)
> 2) rsyslog is a drop-in replacement, it won't cause pain on existing
>    installs with custom syslog configs (that's where syslog-ng fails)
> 3) it has excellent systemd support, which sysklogd lacks of (syslog-ng
>    upstream is equal in this aspect)
> 4) it depends only on zlib (moving syslog-ng to base is a no-go, it has
>    too much depends)
> Yes, rsyslog has a lot of features (gnutls, krb5, mysql, libnet, pgsql
> and snmp support to name a few), but all these are nicely split to
> subpkgs, which can of course stay in apps-extra, even after rsyslog is
> moved to base.
> In the long run, we can get rid of sysklogd and support rsyslog and
> syslog-ng only.
> Any objections?
> Thanks.

It's ok for me

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