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
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
The web page about network logging has been
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
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
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