[Pkg-haproxy-maintainers] Bug#790871: Bug#790871: haproxy install should restart rsyslog

Vincent Bernat bernat at debian.org
Thu Jul 2 17:13:46 UTC 2015

 ❦  2 juillet 2015 16:49 +0200, Vincent Bernat <bernat at debian.org> :

>> When haproxy is installed, it adds a file:
>>   /etc/rsyslog.d/49-haproxy.conf
>> This file configures:
>> * A log socket in the HAProxy chroot
>> * A separate log file for HAProxy log messages.
>> However, after this file is installed, rsyslog is not restarted. The
>> result is that the log configuration doesn't work until the user
>> discovers this and manually restarts rsyslog.
>> It would be nice if this could be done during package
>> installation. Maybe something like this in `haproxy.postinst` would
>> work?
>>     if [ -x '/etc/init.d/rsyslog' ]; then
>>             invoke-rc.d rsyslog restart
>>     fi
> I agree that we should signal to rsyslog that there is a new
> file. However, are we allowed to restart an "unrelated" service?

I have pointed to the fact that rsyslog may also have an upgrade running
and therefore stopped and restart would start it again and the start
operation would fail.

I am afraid that triggering a restart from another postinst script will
just pile up additional bugs.
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