Where linux is too legacy: syslog, services, init.d

Datum: 28.07.2006 21:21

When was the last change of syslog.h?
Why is it still impossible for the legacy syslogd to seperate syslog entries by the program name?
I hope debian/ubuntu switch to syslog-ng soon; LSB should recommend it.

Also, why don't /etc/services, /etc/hosts, /etc/passwd, /etc/shadow ... have some include-mechanism that would make it far more easy to define entries needed by some daemon, some software, ...
Directories like /etc/services.d, /etc/hosts.d, ... would really be comfortable!
Apache, cron and others proof that.

Finally, why does every distribution have to have another init.d strategy.

To be contiued ...

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