Subject: Re: Renaming /var/run/syslog.socket
To: None <>
From: I. Souvatzis <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 03/19/1999 14:56:02
On Fri, Mar 19, 1999 at 11:26:17AM +0100, Hubert Feyrer wrote:
> On Thu, 18 Mar 1999, Ignatios Souvatzis wrote:
> > > This particular problem can be generalized into a compatibility issue
> > > of far higher severity: executables statically linked against libc
> > > still refer to the old pathname of the socket(!).
> > This is no problem. Whoever runs -current should read current-users, and has
> > been warned.
> ``So what''. Just dumping old binaries isn't really an option, because
> there may be issues that prevent recompiling for the one or other reason. 
> Maybe have another look at FreeBSD, they define something like
> _PATH_OLD_SYSLOG(sp?), but I have no idea what they do with it.
> > I wonder whether pointing people to adding -p /var/run/log would be enough 
> > for Huberts concern...
> > 
> > after all, it didn't work before, either.
> Right, but this isn't really an excuse. :)
> So again: please tell me if you do object to rename the socket (again),
> else i'll do it on the weekend. (Thanks for the syslog.3 hint :)

I never suggested to dump old binaries. Read my message in current-users
about what to do; you obviously didn't. If you refuse to do that, please
_read_ the very message of mine which you replied to. The parts you cited,
to be precise.