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6<sections> 6<sections>
7<section> 7<section>
8<title>System Logger</title> 8<title>System Logger</title>
9<body> 9<body>
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11<p> 11<p>
12When we mentioned what <e>stage3</e> was, we said that it contained all 12When we mentioned what <e>stage3</e> was, we said that it contained all
13necessary system tools of which we cannot provide a choice to our users. We also 13necessary system tools for which we cannot provide a choice to our users. We
14said that the we would install the other tools later on. Well, here we are :) 14also said that we would install the other tools later on. Well, here we are :)
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17<p> 17<p>
18The first tool you need to decide on has to provide logging facilities for your 18The first tool you need to decide on has to provide logging facilities for your
19system. Unix and Linux have an excellent history of logging capabilities -- if 19system. Unix and Linux have an excellent history of logging capabilities -- if
27flexible system logger with a modularized design, <c>syslog-ng</c>, an advanced 27flexible system logger with a modularized design, <c>syslog-ng</c>, an advanced
28system logger, and <c>metalog</c> which is a highly-configurable system logger. 28system logger, and <c>metalog</c> which is a highly-configurable system logger.
29</p> 29</p>
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31<p> 31<p>
32If you can't choose one, use <c>syslog-ng</c> as it is very powerfull yet comes 32If you can't choose one, use <c>syslog-ng</c> as it is very powerful yet comes
33with a great default configuration. 33with a great default configuration.
34</p> 34</p>
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36<p> 36<p>
37To install the system logger of your choice, <c>emerge</c> it and have it added 37To install the system logger of your choice, <c>emerge</c> it and have it added
57command regularly (for instance daily, weekly or monthly). 57command regularly (for instance daily, weekly or monthly).
58</p> 58</p>
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60<p> 60<p>
61Gentoo offers three possible cron daemons: <c>dcron</c>, <c>fcron</c> and 61Gentoo offers three possible cron daemons: <c>dcron</c>, <c>fcron</c> and
62<c>vixie-cron</c>. Installing one of them is similar with installing a system logger. 62<c>vixie-cron</c>. Installing one of them is similar to installing a system
63However, <c>dcron</c> and <c>frcon</c> require an extra configuration command, 63logger. However, <c>dcron</c> and <c>frcon</c> require an extra configuration
64namely <c>crontab /etc/crontab</c>. If you don't know what to choose, use 64command, namely <c>crontab /etc/crontab</c>. If you don't know what to choose,
65<c>vixie-cron</c>. 65use <c>vixie-cron</c>.
66</p> 66</p>
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68<note> 68<note>
69If you are installing Gentoo using the prebuild packages, you should use 69If you are installing Gentoo using the prebuilt packages, you should use
70<c>vcron</c> instead of <c>vixie-cron</c> in case <c>vixie-cron</c> fails. 70<c>vcron</c> instead of <c>vixie-cron</c> in case <c>vixie-cron</c> fails.
71</note> 71</note>
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73<pre caption="Installing a cron daemon"> 73<pre caption="Installing a cron daemon">
74# <i>emerge --usepkg vixie-cron</i> 74# <i>emerge --usepkg vixie-cron</i>

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