The Sysklogd package contains programs for logging system messages, such as those given by the kernel when unusual things happen.
The following patch fixes various issues, including a problem building Sysklogd with Linux 2.6 series kernels:
patch -Np1 -i ../sysklogd-1.4.1-fixes-2.patch
The following patch makes sysklogd treat bytes in the 0x80--0x9f range literally in the messages being logged, instead of replacing them with octal codes. Unpatched sysklogd would damage messages in the UTF-8 encoding:
patch -Np1 -i ../sysklogd-1.4.1-8bit-1.patch
Compile the package:
This package does not come with a test suite.
Install the package:
Create a new /etc/syslog.conf file by running the following:
cat > /etc/syslog.conf << "EOF" # Begin /etc/syslog.conf auth,authpriv.* -/var/log/auth.log *.*;auth,authpriv.none -/var/log/sys.log daemon.* -/var/log/daemon.log kern.* -/var/log/kern.log mail.* -/var/log/mail.log user.* -/var/log/user.log *.emerg * # End /etc/syslog.conf EOF
A system daemon for intercepting and logging kernel messages
Logs the messages that system programs offer for logging. Every logged message contains at least a date stamp and a hostname, and normally the program's name too, but that depends on how trusting the logging daemon is told to be