On 12/22/2013 6:00 AM, Frank Seltzer wrote:
Adrian Chadd said:
The point is that some people like an audit trail. The audit trail for
some people involves remote logging of syslog messages to a log host.
This would include when packages are installed.
There are two more:
1. When a port was deinstalled
2. History of a port (previous installs/deinstalls)
For example, my logs have:
Sep 9 16:05:28 chombo pkg-static: postfix-2.10.0,1 deinstalled
Sep 9 16:05:36 chombo pkg-static: postfix-2.10.0,1 installed
Nov 30 00:25:02 chombo pkg: postfix-2.10.0,1 deinstalled
Nov 30 00:25:09 chombo pkg-static: postfix-2.10.2,1 installed
Which tells me I recompiled postfix on Sept 9 (this would have been when
I changed it over to openssl from ports) and updated it to 2.10.2 on Nov
30 using portmaster.
How do I know that?
Because of that deinstall log. When you use `pkg install` to upgrade a
port, you get something like this:
Jul 10 23:06:40 chombo pkg-static: ca_root_nss-3.15.1 installed
Nov 29 15:04:52 chombo pkg: ca_root_nss reinstalled: 3.15.2_1
That information does not exist in the pkg database.
Then why can't the messages about installed ports have it's own log file
rather than /var/log/messages?
I have never understood why anyone would enable the use of syslog
without also providing a way of specifying the facility and level. I'd
much rather do stuff like this:
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