[kwlug-disc] Scripting in Linux and unit.d

John Van Ostrand john at netdirect.ca
Wed Jan 11 12:42:51 EST 2012

----- Original Message -----
> What I meant is that your logging daemon depends on what your
> distro/version provides.
> For example, on Ubuntu LTS 10.04, rsyslogd is the system logging
> daemon, and yes it can stay in place.
> But on Ubuntu LTS 8.04 the logging daemon is syslogd, and you don't
> need to install rsyslogd to use logrotate.
> So, regardless of your daemon, you can use logrotate and a post
> script, without having to add something or change something in the
> chain.
> Less software to use = less software to maintain.

Rsyslogd and syslogd are configured the same way, for the most part, so the difference isn't significant. To me it's a choice between wanting the split now or being fine with it happening once a day.

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