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Bug 440187 - /var/log/messages hardcoded in /usr/sbin/kerneloops
/var/log/messages hardcoded in /usr/sbin/kerneloops
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kerneloops (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Kernel Maintainer List
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-04-02 01:52 EDT by Valdis Kletnieks
Modified: 2011-12-13 17:28 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-05-05 21:13:10 EDT
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Description Valdis Kletnieks 2008-04-02 01:52:08 EDT
Description of problem:
The filename /var/log/messages is hardcoded in the kerneloops binary.  This
means that it's basically unusable if (for example) the machine is running
syslog-ng and the actual filename is /var/log/messages-YYYYMMDD or similar.
It would be good if it supported a '-f filename' option, at which point I can
handle the rest of the problem (like dealing with a changing filename)

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Comment 1 Bug Zapper 2008-05-14 04:33:50 EDT
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
More information and reason for this action is here:
Comment 2 Chuck Ebbert 2008-09-13 10:46:13 EDT
You can add '--file <name>' and it will scan that file in addition to the hardcoded /var/log/messages.

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