no man page for "syslogd"

Bug #1053562 reported by jklowden on 2012-09-20
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rsyslog (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

$ man syslogd
No manual entry for syslogd

It would be nice if /usr/share/man/man8/rsyslogd.8.gz were hard-linked to /usr/share/man/man8/syslogd.8.gz. The user seeking documentation shouldn't have to remember, "oh, right, on Ubuntu it's *r*syslogd". I briefly thought were was no logger daemon.

$ uname -rv
3.2.0-29-generic #46-Ubuntu SMP Fri Jul 27 17:03:23 UTC 2012

I'm using LTS 12.04.

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tags: added: bot-comment
bjaanes (bjaanes) on 2012-10-08
affects: ubuntu → man-db (Ubuntu)
Colin Watson (cjwatson) on 2013-03-11
affects: man-db (Ubuntu) → rsyslog (Ubuntu)
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