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Bug 112411 - [RFE]: Suggest replacement of sysklogd with metalog
[RFE]: Suggest replacement of sysklogd with metalog
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: sysklogd (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Jason Vas Dias
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Reported: 2003-12-18 23:53 EST by Mace Moneta
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-08-16 18:04:04 EDT
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Description Mace Moneta 2003-12-18 23:53:34 EST
Description of problem:

The sysklogd package provides limited function.  The metalog GPL
software provides a superset of sysklogd functionality, and supports
automation and security via the addition of pattern matching and
execution of handler scripts:


Alternatively, extend the functionality of sysklogd.  Without this
functionality, a hodge-podge of tools need to be assembled and
configured in order to accomplish the same functionality.
Comment 1 JM 2004-04-10 09:23:14 EDT
Yep, metalog has a lot of additional functionality which would be 
nice to have in Fedora.
Comment 2 Jason Vas Dias 2004-08-16 18:04:04 EDT
 Just cleaning up old bugs here.

 Users are free to replace any component they want to, including
 sysklogd . Many users rely on the current syslogd's configuration 
 file syntax & behaviour, and we don't think it should be replaced
 by metalog by default.  

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