[arch-dev-public] [signoff] syslog-ng 3.2.4-2

Dan McGee dpmcgee at gmail.com
Tue Jun 28 12:32:27 EDT 2011

On Tue, Jun 28, 2011 at 11:08 AM, Andreas Radke <a.radke at arcor.de> wrote:
> Am Tue, 28 Jun 2011 10:33:19 -0400
> schrieb Dave Reisner <d at falconindy.com>:
>> syslog-ng 3.2.4-2 is in [testing]. It's a rebuild with the following
>> changes:
>> * add --enable-systemd flag to ./configure
>> * add upstream patch to fix socket acitvation for systemd
>> * package upstream syslog-ng.service
>> There should be zero impact for users still on sysvinit.
>> Signoff both,
>> Dave
> Maybe I missed some discussion but Arch way usually means to not add
> more additional features than what is required to support our repo
> packages. Since it's a core repo pkg this policy should be respected.
> Any reason why you are adding systemd support that we don't officially
> support so far?
This did come up in IRC and no one had any reasoning against there.

1. "zero impact", as Dave stated
2. He is willing to maintain this extra functionality
3. We shouldn't impede progress unnecessarily

This isn't a push for a switch to systemd, the new guy is just trying
to make life easier for everyone involved. This is like saying we
shouldn't have added hooks in initscripts as we don't need them, only
community projects do.

> I see we have systemd in community now but wouldn't be the proper way to
> offer additional foo-systemd packages in community replacing the
> packages from core/extra where needed?
This is an unnecessary duplication of effort in my opinion, and a
source of pain as far as keeping versions in sync. It is the same as
enabling features that can then be optdepends; it doesn't pull
anything else onto your system but at least allows people to use a
stock package rather than one of 20+ variants in the way too crowded


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