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11<version>1.26</version> 11<version>1.27</version>
12<date>2004-10-09</date> 12<date>2005-02-04</date>
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15<title>System Logger</title> 15<title>System Logger</title>
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40If you plan on using <c>sysklogd</c> or <c>syslog-ng</c> you might want to 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 41install <c>logrotate</c> afterwards as those system loggers don't provide any
42rotation mechanism for the log files. 42rotation mechanism for the log files.
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46If you can't choose one, use <c>metalog</c> as it is very powerful yet comes 46 Even though syslog-ng does not rotate the logs, it does conform to the syslog
47with a great default configuration. 47 RFC (http://www.faqs.org/rfcs/rfc3164.html) and is far more powerful than most
48</p> 48 other system loggers. That and some architectures really prefer syslog-ng
49 above others (metalog for instance doesn't work nicely with sparc all the
50 time).
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50<p> 53<p>
51To install the system logger of your choice, <c>emerge</c> it and have it added 54To install the system logger of your choice, <c>emerge</c> it and have it added
52to the default runlevel using <c>rc-update</c>. The following example installs 55to the default runlevel using <c>rc-update</c>. The following example installs
53<c>metalog</c>. Of course substitute with your system logger: 56<c>syslog-ng</c>. Of course substitute with your system logger:
54</p> 57</p>
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56<pre caption="Installing a system logger"> 59<pre caption="Installing a system logger">
57# <i>emerge metalog</i> 60# <i>emerge syslog-ng</i>
58# <i>rc-update add metalog default</i> 61# <i>rc-update add syslog-ng default</i>
59</pre> 62</pre>
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61</body> 64</body>
62</section> 65</section>
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