Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 321341
upd-instroot yum actions wind up in system syslog
Last modified: 2014-01-21 17:59:56 EST
Now that yum logs when it installs/removes things to the system log, actions
done on behalf of upd-instroot are winding up in the system log. I'm not sure
if this should be "fixed" in upd-instroot or if yum should avoid logging if
--installroot is used.
There's nothing we can do about it in upd-instroot as it stands. Seth -- does
it make sense to just allow disabling the syslogging? Or should we do something
I'd say leave the logging on and just add the option of listing the installroot
in the log output if it is NOT '/'
I think Icon submitted a patch for something like that a long time back and it
just got passed over. so something like:
Oct 5 10:57:33 cutter yum: Installed: zsh - 4.3.4-3.fc8.i386 - /my/chroot/
that way they're tracked and easy to distinguish.
*** Bug 373461 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
After talking about this on yum-devel the rough consensus was 'god this sucks
there's no nice answer' and we shelved it for a while. I think the easiest thing
might be just to turn off syslog/filelog in certain events.
*** Bug 426069 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Pretty please can we get this one fixed soon?
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
More information and reason for this action is here:
What about adding "--disable-logging" option?
Ok this is now fixed upstream. You can specify a syslog_device as part of YumBase().preconf ... if that doesn't exist, then syslogging isn't setup.