[lug] Rsyslogd Still Useful on Home Fedora Box?

Orion Poplawski orion at nwra.com
Mon Aug 13 13:57:54 MDT 2018

On 08/07/2018 01:21 PM, stimits at comcast.net wrote:
> Hi,
> I noticed my Fedora 27 runs rsyslogd. I'm not positive about whether this is
> actually used when I'm neither sending nor receiving any remote logs. On the
> other hand, with systemd, journald, and other configurations complicating
> life, I am curious if there is any reason I shouldn't just disable rsyslogd?
> Would this cause a stop in logging of something I did not expect?

It would just stop making /var/log/messages, /var/log/secure, etc.  Some
packages still expect/require those (logwatch).  Otherwise, get rid of it.

Orion Poplawski
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