Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 498297
Should not conflict with syslog-ng, rsyslog
Last modified: 2010-06-28 08:16:07 EDT
It's been brought to my attention that sysklogd has been updated so it conflicts with rsyslog and syslog-ng; I think both packages have gone to a good deal of trouble so this should no longer be necessary, and I'm not sure why it was recently added to the F-11 branch. Can you elaborate and/or remove it from all affected branches?
This was not added recently, instead this has been the case ever since sysklogd was re-introduced. It conflicts deliberately since otherwise it conflicts on the file level (/etc/logrotate.d/syslog with the handling of /var/log/* files to be precise).
Not sure why someone would even want/need two sysloggers anyway, this hasn't had a single use-case reported since Fedora 8.
What exactly, if any, is the solution rsyslog/syslog-ng have implemented?
Okay, I didn't realize sysklogd was dropped/readded.
rsyslog and syslog-ng ship the same logrotate script in order to not conflict on the file level. There's a bug open to split off a logrotate-syslog package that would be much easier to track, but no progress has been made on it.
In syslog-ng I keep my own syslog-ng.pid file and then symlink the "proper" pid file if it's the only syslogger running (like, syslog.pid on RHEL).
The use-case I could see with having multiple sysloggers would be if you wanted the stock syslogger for local logging and then run one of the other ones for remote logging/processing.
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 11 development cycle.
Changing version to '11'.
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