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authorMark Hatle <>2018-09-27 14:17:46 -0400
committerRichard Purdie <>2018-09-27 23:41:55 +0100
commit55ba9dc1f8698e23d6f59937c1494a91057b165d (patch)
parent9ec5a8a0f86510f7aae572dfb79e8bda73d4e0fc (diff)
sysklogd: Re-enable alternatives for syslogd.8 man page
Other recipes, such as meta-networking inetutils may also provide a man page for syslogd.8. Use the alternatives mechanism to select the man page to display. This is a partial revert of commit: 988aad01b20c18a8850db0ad6dc547525d94116c The syslogd tool itself is provided by both recipes in their respective runtime packages. In the inet case, it is inetutils-syslogd, which has an appropriate RCONFLICTS with the syslogd version. Only one or the other will be installed. This is the conflict resolution the original commit of "988aad01b20c18a8850db0ad6dc547525d94116c" was referring to. HOWEVER, both syslogd and inetutils each only have a singular 'doc' package. (As do most packages it seems.) Since this is the case, if both syslogd and inetutils (not syslogd part) is requested for a configuration -- AND --- doc-pkgs are configured in, you get an error of conflicting files. Now does the documentation match whichever package was installed, maybe not... but this isn't a big deal as it turns out, since most syslogd share a common set of arguments and those are the things a run-time user would query from the man pages. The only alternative is to start spliting up the docs into their relevant subpackages, as we have the runtime items. But this then complicates the doc-pkgs processing and related... Signed-off-by: Mark Hatle <> Signed-off-by: Richard Purdie <>
1 files changed, 6 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/meta/recipes-extended/sysklogd/ b/meta/recipes-extended/sysklogd/
index fc4e67c18e..f151dd87f7 100644
--- a/meta/recipes-extended/sysklogd/
+++ b/meta/recipes-extended/sysklogd/
@@ -11,7 +11,7 @@ LIC_FILES_CHKSUM = "file://COPYING;md5=8ca43cbc842c2336e835926c2166c28b \
file://klogd.c;beginline=2;endline=19;md5=7e87ed0ae6142de079bce738c10c899d \
-inherit update-rc.d systemd
+inherit update-rc.d update-alternatives systemd
SRC_URI = "${PV}.tar.gz \
file://no-strip-install.patch \
@@ -58,6 +58,11 @@ do_install () {
FILES_${PN} += "${@bb.utils.contains('DISTRO_FEATURES','systemd','${exec_prefix}/lib/tmpfiles.d/sysklogd.conf', '', d)}"
+ALTERNATIVE_${PN}-doc = "syslogd.8"
+ALTERNATIVE_LINK_NAME[syslogd.8] = "${mandir}/man8/syslogd.8"
pkg_prerm_${PN} () {
if test "x$D" = "x"; then
if test "$1" = "upgrade" -o "$1" = "remove"; then