Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 400671
The syslog-ng an rsyslog packages should conflict
Last modified: 2015-07-21 09:20:27 EDT
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #400661 +++
Description of problem:
Both the syslog-ng and rsyslog packages have the same logrotate configuration
file, which causes logrotate to find duplicties for the system logs and refuses
to rotate them. This may lead to a disk space exhaustion.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install both the loggers and watch the emails sent by logwatch -- you'll see
something like this:
error: syslog:1 duplicate log entry for /var/log/messages
error: found error in /var/log/messages /var/log/secure /var/log/maillog
/var/log/spooler /var/log/boot.log /var/log/cron , skipping
Logs are not rotated due to duplicite configurations.
Logs are rotated.
Jose, do you agree to use "conflict: syslog-ng/rsyslog"? I'm fine with this
fixed in rsyslog-1.19.11-1.fc8
Well, it should possibly add also obsoletes for syslog-ng.
Otherwise if both packages are installed then an update to
Oh, and this "conflict" makes syslog-ng package practically useless.
Tons of packages depends on rsyslog so removing it is not feasible.
It appear that a better coordination between these packages would