What are reasonable blockers for making journald the default logger in F19?

Chris Adams cmadams at hiwaay.net
Wed Oct 17 15:42:15 UTC 2012

Once upon a time, Matthew Miller <mattdm at fedoraproject.org> said:
> a. Use wheel group in addition to adm -- work with the way Fedora/RHEL 
>    currently do things

As others have pointed out, Fedora/RHEL don't currently set logs to
readable by anyone other than root.

However, I think it is a good idea to allow privileged non-root users to
read logs (I set my systems up with logs group-readable and owned by
wheel).  However, IMHO this should be configurable, not hard-coded into
systemd (hard-coding things like this is almost always a bad idea).

It would be nice to allow some finer-grained controls (again, on some of
my systems, some logs are readable by different groups, sometimes more
than one via file ACLs).

Chris Adams <cmadams at hiwaay.net>
Systems and Network Administrator - HiWAAY Internet Services
I don't speak for anybody but myself - that's enough trouble.

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