Syslog not running?

Michael Cronenworth mike at cchtml.com
Mon May 16 19:28:20 UTC 2011


James Laska wrote:
> Did you upgrade your system from F14?  If so, depending on when you
> upgraded, you may be seeing
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=699198
>
> The current proposed workaround is to run:
>   $ systemctl enable rsyslog.service

According to the bug this is being ignored as a vital issue as it does 
not "clearly hit any release criteria". In this case, I think, the 
release criteria needs to be defined to state clearly that logging needs 
to function properly. If anaconda were to suddenly stop logging install 
events I'm sure there would be 3 or 4 people immediately on the job of 
fixing the problem.

The bug also mentions the workaround will be "clearly documented". Where 
will that be? From my browsing of the users list many people use 
preupgrade so many people will not know their logging has ceased to 
function properly unless a zero-day (or close) fix is released.

This brings me to my next rant topic:
Is preupgrade considered an 'official' method of upgrading between 
releases? If not, then preupgrade should be removed from the repos. If 
so, then the release criteria is in dire need of fixing. Then there are 
those that use the DVD to upgrade. I assume they will be broken as well.


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