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== Introduction ==
|Full name=Ricardo Bastos
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In case you ever need to view important system messages, it is a wise idea to install a system logger. System loggers create a log in ‘’/var/log’’ Several different loggers exist. Listed below are some of the more commonly used loggers:
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metalog
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syslog-ng
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== Installation and adding to runlevel ==
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To install a logger, run the following command:
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<console>
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# ##i## emerge --ask <insert name of logger you want to install here>
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</console>
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After installing the logger, we have to add its initialization script to RC’s default runlevel. The default runlevel, defined at /etc/runlevels/default, contains symbolic links to all system initialization scripts that are run by default. To add the logger to the runlevel and then start the logger, run the following:
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<console>
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# ##i## rc-update add <name of logger you installed> default
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# ##i## rc
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* Starting <logger name>
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</console>
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== Stopping the service ==
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If, for whatever reason, you need to stop a service manually, you can run its initialization script directly from /etc/init.d:
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<console>
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# ##i##/etc/init.d/metalog stop
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* Stopping metalog ...
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</console>
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Revision as of 00:56, October 19, 2013

Introduction

In case you ever need to view important system messages, it is a wise idea to install a system logger. System loggers create a log in ‘’/var/log’’ Several different loggers exist. Listed below are some of the more commonly used loggers: metalog syslog-ng

Installation and adding to runlevel

To install a logger, run the following command:

#  emerge --ask <insert name of logger you want to install here>

After installing the logger, we have to add its initialization script to RC’s default runlevel. The default runlevel, defined at /etc/runlevels/default, contains symbolic links to all system initialization scripts that are run by default. To add the logger to the runlevel and then start the logger, run the following:

#  rc-update add <name of logger you installed> default
#  rc
 * Starting <logger name>

Stopping the service

If, for whatever reason, you need to stop a service manually, you can run its initialization script directly from /etc/init.d:

# /etc/init.d/metalog stop
 * Stopping metalog ...