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+Since rsyslog version 7.6 we are shipping a new default Gentoo
+configuration. See bug #501982 to learn more about what we were trying to
+achieve by rewriting the entire configuration.
+1. "/var/log/syslog" log file is now deprecated
+ Beginning with rsyslog-7.6, the "/var/log/syslog" log file will no
+ longer being written per default. We are considering this file as
+ deprecated/obsolet for the typical user/system.
+ The content from this log file is still availble through other
+ (dedicated) log files, see
+ - /var/log/cron.log
+ - /var/log/daemon.log
+ - /var/log/mail.log
+ - /var/log/messages
+ If you really need the old "/var/log/syslog" log file, all you have to
+ do is uncommenting the corresponding configuration directive in
+ If you do so, don't forget to re-enable log rotation in
+ "/etc/logrotate.d/rsyslog", too.
+2. An additional input socket in "/var/empty/dev/log" (default chroot
+ location) will be created per default
+ See bug #490744 for further details.