socklog - system and kernel logging services (programs)

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Repository Ubuntu Universe i386
Package name socklog
Package version 2.1.0
Package release 8
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Installed size 300 B
Download size 55.71 KB
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socklog cooperates with the runit package to create a small and secure
replacement for syslogd.  socklog supports system logging through Unix
domain sockets (/dev/log), UDP sockets (, as well as TCP
socket, with the help of runit's runsvdir, runsv, and svlogd.  socklog
provides a different network logging concept, and also does log event
notification.  svlogd has built in log file rotation based on file size,
so there is no need for any cron jobs to rotate the logs.  socklog is
small, secure, and reliable.
See for more information.
This package contains the socklog programs.


Package Version Architecture Repository
socklog_2.1.0-8_amd64.deb 2.1.0 amd64 Ubuntu Universe
socklog - - -


Name Value
adduser -
libc6 >= 2.4


Type URL
Binary Package socklog_2.1.0-8_i386.deb
Source Package socklog

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install socklog deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install socklog




2008-02-14 - Gerrit Pape <>
socklog (2.1.0-8) unstable; urgency=low
* debian/diff/socklog-conf-update-service.diff: new; refer to
update-service(8) instead of symlinks in /var/service/.
* debian/rules: target build: apply socklog-conf-update-service.diff.
* debian/etc/klog/run: cut: fields and positions are numbered from 1,
not 0.
* debian/socklog-run.postinst, debian/socklog-run.prerm: use runit's
update-service program to add/remove services from system-wide service
supervision, instead of dealing with symlinks in /var/service/ directly.
* debian/rules: no longer include dangling links for ./supervise/
subdirectories, update-service now takes care of this.
* debian/socklog-run.postinst: remove socklog-unix, socklog-klog services
on upgrade from <= 2.1.0-7, re-add afterwards through update-service,
and restore ./supervise/ symlinks for other enabled socklog services.
* debian/socklog-run.postrm: purge: adapt paths in /var/run/; force-stop
socklog services; remove ./supervise/ subdirectories (or symlinks) in
service directories.
* debian/control: Standards-Version:
* debian/control: package socklog-run: Depends: runit (>= 1.8.0-2) (1st
version that provides the update-service program).
* debian/socklog.README.Debian: typo.
2006-12-09 - Gerrit Pape <>
socklog (2.1.0-7) unstable; urgency=low
* debian/diff/tryto-n.diff: new; don't report failure if the final try
of prog succeeds (thx Andras Korn, closes: #401547).
* debian/rules: apply tryto-n.diff.
2006-11-17 - Gerrit Pape <>
socklog (2.1.0-6) unstable; urgency=medium
* debian/socklog.postrm: check for deluser being available, if not,
print warning and don't remove system user (closes: #398539).
2006-11-06 - Gerrit Pape <>
socklog (2.1.0-5) unstable; urgency=low
* debian/socklog.postinst: don't make the log service system user
log member of group adm, but nogroup; log's home directory is
/nonexistent (closes: #396687).
* debian/socklog-run.postinst: make log directories mode 2750, owner
2006-05-27 - Gerrit Pape <>
socklog (2.1.0-4) unstable; urgency=low
* debian/control: socklog-run: no longer Depends: ipsvd, as package
socklog Recommends: ipsvd, and it's only necessary for optional
tcp and/or ssl network logging.
* debian/socklog-run.README.Debian: service directories are in /etc/sv/.
* debian/control: Standards-Version:
* debian/implicit: update to revision 1.11.
* debian/copyright: 2006.
2006-03-24 - Gerrit Pape <>
socklog (2.1.0-3) unstable; urgency=low
* debian/socklog-run.postinst: really deal properly with dangling
symlinks in /var/service/ (closes: #358133).
2006-03-21 - Gerrit Pape <>
socklog (2.1.0-2) unstable; urgency=low
* debian/socklog-run.postinst: properly deal with dangling socklog
service symlinks in /var/service/ (closes: #358133).
2006-03-18 - Gerrit Pape <>
socklog (2.1.0-1) unstable; urgency=low
* new upstream version.
* debian/rules: put service directories into /etc/sv/, name them
./socklog-*/; rename /var/run/socklog* to /var/run/sv.socklog*.
* debian/socklog-run.conffiles: adapt.
* debian/socklog-run.preinst, debian/socklog-run.postinst: move
conffiles, preserve user changes.
* debian/socklog-run.preinst: new; check old conffiles for user
2005-10-05 - Gerrit Pape <>
socklog (2.0.2-2) unstable; urgency=low
* debian/etc/unix/check: new; use the socklog-check program to check
for the availability of listener on /dev/log.
* debian/rules: install debian/etc/unix/check.
* debian/ wording.
* debian/control: slightly update descriptions; Depends: runit (>>
1.3.0-0); Standards-Version:
* debian/socklog-run.conffiles: add /etc/socklog/unix/check.
* debian/socklog-run.prerm: use the sv program instead of svwaitdown
to take down services.
* debian/socklog.README.Debian: minor.

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