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35system logger. Others might be available through Portage as well - our number of 35system logger. Others might be available through Portage as well - our number of
36available packages increases on a daily basis. 36available packages increases on a daily basis.
37</p> 37</p>
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39<p> 39<p>
40If you plan on using <c>sysklogd</c> or <c>syslog-ng</c> you might want to
41install <c>logrotate</c> afterwards as those system loggers don't provide any
42rotation mechanism for the log files.
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45<p>
40If you can't choose one, use <c>metalog</c> as it is very powerful yet comes 46If you can't choose one, use <c>metalog</c> as it is very powerful yet comes
41with a great default configuration. 47with a great default configuration.
42</p> 48</p>
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44<p> 50<p>
45To install the system logger of your choice, <c>emerge</c> it and have it added 51To install the system logger of your choice, <c>emerge</c> it and have it added
46to the default runlevel using <c>rc-update</c>. The following example installs 52to the default runlevel using <c>rc-update</c>. The following example installs
47<c>metalog</c>. Of course substitute with your system logger: 53<c>metalog</c>. Of course substitute with your system logger:
48</p> 54</p>
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50<warn>
51The stage3 tarballs of the 2004.2 release erroneously contain the sysklogd
52logger. You will need to unmerge this logger before emerging a new one.
53</warn>
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55<pre caption="Installing a system logger"> 56<pre caption="Installing a system logger">
56<comment>(First unmerge the sysklogd logger if you use a stage3 tarball)</comment>
57# <i>emerge unmerge sysklogd</i>
58<comment>(You will also need to remove the sysklogd init script)</comment>
59# <i>rm /etc/init.d/sysklogd</i>
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61<comment>(Now install the system logger of your choice)</comment>
62# <i>emerge metalog</i> 57# <i>emerge metalog</i>
63# <i>rc-update add metalog default</i> 58# <i>rc-update add metalog default</i>
64</pre> 59</pre>
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66</body> 61</body>
105If you want to index your system's files so you are able to quickly 100If you want to index your system's files so you are able to quickly
106locate them using the <c>locate</c> tool, you need to install 101locate them using the <c>locate</c> tool, you need to install
107<c>sys-apps/slocate</c>. 102<c>sys-apps/slocate</c>.
108</p> 103</p>
109 104
110<note>
111If you are not installing Gentoo using cascading profiles slocate will
112already be part of your system. Cascading profiles are not used by default yet
113so if you don't understand it you can assume that you're not using cascading
114profiles.
115</note>
116
117<pre caption="Installing slocate"> 105<pre caption="Installing slocate">
118# <i>emerge slocate</i> 106# <i>emerge slocate</i>
119</pre> 107</pre>
120 108
121</body> 109</body>
187interface(s), you need to install <c>dhcpcd</c> (or any other DHCP Client) 175interface(s), you need to install <c>dhcpcd</c> (or any other DHCP Client)
188on your system. If you don't do this now, you might not be able to connect 176on your system. If you don't do this now, you might not be able to connect
189to the internet after the installation! 177to the internet after the installation!
190</p> 178</p>
191 179
192<note>
193If you are not installing Gentoo using cascading profiles dhcpcd will
194already be part of your system. Cascading profiles are not used by default yet
195so if you don't understand it you can assume that you're not using cascading
196profiles.
197</note>
198
199<pre caption="Installing dhcpcd"> 180<pre caption="Installing dhcpcd">
200# <i>emerge dhcpcd</i> 181# <i>emerge dhcpcd</i>
201</pre> 182</pre>
202 183
203</body> 184</body>

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