[arch-dev-public] syslog-ng package

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Wed Jan 5 21:01:21 EST 2011

On 04/01/11 05:22, Eric Bélanger wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 2, 2011 at 7:03 PM, Allan McRae<allan at archlinux.org>  wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Anyone want to spend some time cleaning up the syslog-ng package?
>> Technically Aaron is the maintainer, but I have been updating it for the
>> last few releases given he does not do much packaging lately.  There are a
>> few bugs open for it at the moment that I could blindly fix, but it would be
>> better if someone more familiar with the package took a stab at it.
>> Allan
> There is also a 2 year old feature request in the bugtracker to
> replace syslog-ng by rsyslog (currently in community repo):
> https://bugs.archlinux.org/task/12314
> Maybe it would be better if someone interested in that stuff would
> read the comments and relevant informations to get a list of pros and
> cons.  So he could start a discussion about whether we should make the
> switch or not.  If we decide to replace syslog-ng by rsyslog, then we
> would kill two birds with one stone by implementing the feature
> request and getting rid of the syslog-ng bug reports at the same time.

Good point.   Anyone want to take a look at syslog-ng vs rsyslog?

FWIW, our friends over at Arch Server have taken the step of having 
rsyslog in their 'base' group.


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