[arch-dev-public] Drop cronie and logrotate from base?

Daniel Micay danielmicay at gmail.com
Tue Apr 1 16:14:29 EDT 2014

On 01/04/14 03:30 PM, Andrea Scarpino wrote:
> On Tue 01, April 20:48:16 Florian Pritz wrote:
>> Moving to extra sounds good.
> +1
>> Move it to extra and make it a dep of everything that logs to /var/log
>> by default, optdep for stuff that can be configured to log there. (both
>> assume that the package actually has a logrotate config ofc)
> Is not needed for packages that log to /var/log (e.g. pacman), but for 
> packages that install a logrotate.d script (42 at the moment). I'm not sure if 
> this should be a dep or optdep though.

I think many of these support using syslog instead of writing their own
log file, which might be a better default for at least some of them.
Querying logs in the journal is a joy compared to dealing with custom
format dates and so on in an application-specific log file.

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