Bug 966464 - Can't get anaconda to remotely syslog
Can't get anaconda to remotely syslog
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Brian Lane
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2013-05-23 06:22 EDT by parli-rhbug
Modified: 2014-02-05 18:24 EST (History)
6 users (show)

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Fixed In Version: anaconda-19.30.1-1
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Last Closed: 2014-02-05 18:24:47 EST
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Description parli-rhbug 2013-05-23 06:22:07 EDT
Description of problem:

I am trying to get anaconda to log remotely to another system during a kickstart installation. I use the following kernel command line:

nitrd=initrd.fedora.18.x86_64 repo=nfs:// ip=dhcp syslog= loglevel=debug ksdevice=eth0 ks=http://www.xernolan.org/kickstart/fedora18.cfg

I also use the following line in my kickstart file:

logging --host= --port=514 --level=debug

However, no logging occurs on the remote system. I have the remote syslog server configured correctly. I know this because during the installation, I can do 

logger --server= --port=514 -p daemon.debug "test"

And get a log message on the remote syslog server.

The rsyslog.conf file on the installing system doesn't seem to have any lines directing log messages to a remote system.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

I'm not sure of the version. I am using the anaconda that comes with the DVD installation of Fedora 18.

How reproducible:


Actual results:

No messages logged on remote syslog server

Expected results:

I expect some sort of messages to be logged on the remote syslog server
Comment 1 Brian Lane 2013-05-23 20:14:49 EDT
syslog on the cmdline overrides the kickstart setting, cmdline wasn't reloading the rsyslog service, but kickstart should so try it with just the kickstart logging and see if that works for now.
Comment 2 parli-rhbug 2013-05-24 00:17:37 EDT
Yes, that did the trick. Lots of logging now on the remote syslog server. I thought I had tried the kickstart logging without the cmdline logging, but something else must have been wrong when I tried it. I also didn't heed the note at the top of the Anaconda boot options web page which says it is out of date. Thanks for the help.
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