15.06.2023 15:25, Michael Biebl wrote:
Hi providers of system-log-daemon,
when I started packaging rsyslog for Debian I based /etc/rsyslog.conf on what's been in /etc/syslog.conf at that time (as provided by the no longer
Unfortunately, this also meant, there was a lot of duplication (say mail messages being logged to 4 different files) and no one could explain to me,
why we had this duplication / particular setup.
I tried to clean that up for rsyslog during the bookworm release cycle.
My guiding principle was to have a single log file containing everything (minus security sensitive information) and separate log files for commonly
used facilities that are in use as of today.
I ended up with
# Log anything besides private authentication messages to a single log file
# Log commonly used facilities to their own log file
Hm. Guess I'll use this for busybox-syslogd too. Thank you for the heads-up,
it come really timely, since just a few days ago I refreshed that package
and was now wondering what files needed to be there.
Another question is whenever to store files as root:adm, mode 0640 by default.
I guess these permissions are set by logrotate, but I'm not sure.