ssd output to /var/log/messages?

Gerard Beekmans gerard at
Sun Jun 11 12:23:11 PDT 2000

> "Kurt V. Hindenburg" wrote:
> > 
> > Is there anyway to get the output of the start-stop-daemon to go to
> > /var/log/messages?  I'm using the "fancy" scripts now, but I find it
> > irrating that if I get any errors starting/stopping services they are
> > not logged.
> > Having the problem logged would be easier than altering the scripts
> > to stop on an error...
> > 
> you can modify ssd to log errors with syslog()... if you're not a coder,
> contact me and i'll do it for you...

That's an option. The reason start-stop-daemon is used is because Debian
used it (and LFS was based on Debian in it's early days). I'm looking at
a way to do the same things without using a program like
start-stop-daemon and just use shell scripts. That way you can control
what's logged, how things are logged and so forth. There is a program
called 'logger' that makes entries in the system log using syslogd. This
program could be used to log thing to syslog instead of stdout or

Gerard Beekmans

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