Bug 400671 - The syslog-ng an rsyslog packages should conflict
The syslog-ng an rsyslog packages should conflict
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: rsyslog (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Peter Vrabec
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On: 400661
Blocks: 375781
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Reported: 2007-11-27 05:16 EST by Tomas Smetana
Modified: 2015-07-21 09:20 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-11-29 07:58:37 EST
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Description Tomas Smetana 2007-11-27 05:16:32 EST
+++ 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):


How reproducible:

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
Actual results:
Logs are not rotated due to duplicite configurations.

Expected results:
Logs are rotated.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Peter Vrabec 2007-11-27 06:14:06 EST
Jose, do you agree to use "conflict: syslog-ng/rsyslog"? I'm fine with this 
Comment 2 Peter Vrabec 2007-11-29 07:58:37 EST
fixed in rsyslog-1.19.11-1.fc8
Comment 3 Michal Jaegermann 2007-12-11 16:52:21 EST
Well, it should possibly add also obsoletes for syslog-ng.
Otherwise if both packages are installed then an update to
rsyslog-1.19.11-1.fc8 fails.
Comment 4 Michal Jaegermann 2007-12-11 16:56:15 EST
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
be needed.

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