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[opensuse-factory] New package: yast2-journal
  • From: Ancor Gonzalez Sosa <ancor@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 13 Feb 2015 08:57:51 +0100
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I would like to include a new package into Factory: YaST2-Journal.

As some people has already reported[1], the switch to systemd has made
the "system log" module of YaST less useful that it used to be (unless
you install syslog, which brings /var/log/messages back to life).

In order to bring the YaST functionality back, while taking advantage of
the of the advanced filtering capabilities of the systemd journal, we
have developed the new YaST2-Journal module.

As you can see in the screenshots [2][3], it displays the log entries in
a table with a search box providing grep-like live searching. In
addition, it allows to filter the entries in the list by date/time,
unit, file or priority. In short, all the advantages of the old (and
still present) log viewer with some extra systemd-powered goodies.

The package is already hosted in the YaST:Head project, so you can
already install it in 13.1, 13.2 and Tumbleweed[4].

If nobody is against, I will create the request for inclusion on Factory
next Monday.

Last but not least, we are looking for feedback. So if you find a bug or
something to improve or if you want to request a feature, please contact
the YaST team.



PS.- As a bonus, the module was used as inspiration for the new YaST2
development tutorial at
Ancor González Sosa
YaST Team at SUSE Linux GmbH
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