G. Pape

socklog - upgrading from previous versions

2.0.x to 2.1.0

For new installations, the socklog-conf program now creates the socklog service directories in /etc/sv/ and names them socklog-unix, socklog-klog, ...; you don't necessarily need to adapt existing installations.

Additionally socklog-conf now by default creates a ./check script in the socklog-unix service directory, which is utilized by runit's sv program when starting or checking the service. To update existing installations, you can create the script manually:

 # cd /var/service/socklog-unix
 # cat >check <<EOT
 exec socklog-check unix /dev/log
 # chmod 755 check

1.5.0 to 2.0.x

The tryto program supports a new option -P to run the program given at the command line in a new session, and signal the process group on timeouts.

1.4.1 or 1.4.2 to 1.5.0

This version introduces the socklog-check program which can be used to check for the availability of a syslog service listening on /dev/log or other sockets. The socklog program now understands the -U option in unix mode to create unix domain sockets with permissions other than 777.

1.3.0 or 1.3.1 to 1.4.1 or 1.4.2

No further action from you is required.

1.2.0 to 1.3.0 or 1.3.1

With this version socklog supports old-style syslog network logging through UDP in cooperation with the runit package. The web page about network logging has been updated accordingly.

1.1.0 or 1.1.1 to 1.2.0

The socklog-conf program now creates slightly different run scripts that utilize the new chpst program from the runit package. Please refer to the examples if you want to adapt your current run scripts.

1.0.0 to 1.1.0 or 1.1.1

The socklog package now cooperates with the runit package instead of the daemontools package to provide syslog services. If you don't want to change your current configuration to utilize the programs from the runit package, you don't need to upgrade. If you want to upgrade nonetheless, but still use the programs from the daemontools package, no further action from you but installing the new socklog version is required.

If you want to switch your configuration to utilize the runit package, you need to re-create your service directories using the socklog-conf program.

Gerrit Pape <pape@smarden.org>
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