Bug 14850 - Cron should use syslog
Summary: Cron should use syslog
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: vixie-cron   
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Version: 7.0
Hardware: All Linux
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Assignee: Crutcher Dunnavant
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Keywords: FutureFeature
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Reported: 2000-07-30 15:37 UTC by Jos Vos
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-04-10 22:03:55 UTC
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Description Jos Vos 2000-07-30 15:37:00 UTC
Could you distribute vixie-cron with syslog logging enabled?  It requires
one config file change, IIRC, and a small change to the sysklogd package,
as it now includes /var/log/cron as a syslog logfile, included in syslog's
logrotate file, etc.  I have the exact patches needed for both packages, if
you want to see/have them.

We're using modified vixie-cron and sysklogd packages (since RH 3.0.3 or
so) for our customers and it seems to work fine all the time.

1. Remote logging now possible for cron.
2. Me was told some time ago that the kill -HUP for crond that's now in
/etc/logrotate.d/cron doesn't work at all (didn't check myself).

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2000-08-08 02:35:35 UTC
Fixed in vixie-cron-3.0.1-54, sysklogd-1.3.33-6. Thanks for the continual
reminders. :)

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