[Rpm-maint] Patch: Add support of syslog when installing/removing packages

Ville Skyttä ville.skytta at iki.fi
Thu Mar 3 15:28:39 UTC 2011

On 03/03/2011 01:44 PM, Panu Matilainen wrote:

> Some (stylistic) issues with the patch though:

A couple of other thoughts, perhaps for future development:

Add some way of specifying the syslog ident string instead of hardcoding
it.  That way logging from for example those upper level depsolvers
could show up as $depsolvername in the syslog instead of rpm.

Use "rpm", not "[RPM]" for the ident string by default.

Add a process id to the ident string.

Log arch as well as NVR.

So the three last thoughts combined would result in log entries like:

Feb 27 11:25:51 $hostname rpm[$pid]: firefox-4.0-0.b12.4.mga1.x86_64 

...or $depsolver[$pid] instead of rpm[$pid] if the ident string was set 
to $depsolver.

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