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Thread: Can't tweak Knoppix 7.4 LiveUSB system files in /etc/

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    Thanks again, Werner.
    The symlink doesn't seem to work,
    Code:
    root@Microknoppix:/etc# ls syslog-knoppix
    ls: cannot access syslog-knoppix: No such file or directory
    root@Microknoppix:/etc# ln -s /usr/sbin/rsyslogd /sbin/syslogd
    ln: failed to create symbolic link `/sbin/syslogd': File exists
    root@Microknoppix:/etc#
    but I think I may be able to rework '/etc/init.d/knoppix-autoconfig
    to get what I want. Just replacing log start with 7.2 code may be enough.

    Thanks for the clues.
    Last edited by utu; 08-20-2014 at 03:12 PM.

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    ls syslog-knoppix
    syslog-knoppix.conf not syslog-knoppix
    failed to create symbolic link `/sbin/syslogd': File exists
    Just looked again for it - this file doesn't exist within my DVD download of V7.4.0

    What is the size and the timestamp of '/UNIONFS/sbin/syslogd'?

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    Code:
    knoppix@Microknoppix:~$ sudo locate /sbin/syslogd
    /KNOPPIX-DATA/sbin/syslogd
    /UNIONFS/sbin/syslogd
    knoppix@Microknoppix:~$ cd KNOPPIX-DATA/sbin/syslogd
    bash: cd: KNOPPIX-DATA/sbin/syslogd: No such file or directory
    knoppix@Microknoppix:~$ cd KNOPPIX-DATA/sbin/syslogd
    bash: cd: KNOPPIX-DATA/sbin/syslogd: No such file or directory
    knoppix@Microknoppix:~$ cd UNIONFS/sbin/syslogd
    bash: cd: UNIONFS/sbin/syslogd: No such file or directory
    knoppix@Microknoppix:~$ cd /sbin/syslogd
    bash: cd: /sbin/syslogd: Not a directory
    knoppix@Microknoppix:~$ ls
    Desktop                                   new.profile
    dot.bashrc                                ok.mp3
    Downloads                                 scanlist
    KNOPPIX1.components                       This.Knoppix.74.LiveUSB
    Knoppix.7.3.Mark.4                        vrms.txt
    Knoppix.74.LiveDVD-size.LiveUSB.comments
    knoppix@Microknoppix:~$ ls -l /sbin/syslogd
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 18 Aug 20 09:17 /sbin/syslogd -> /usr/sbin/rsyslogd
    knoppix@Microknoppix:~$
    9:17 was about two hours previously

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    An update on this saga:

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    1. Werner's suggestion for re-instating syslog in Knoppix 7's must
    be applied before adding any overlays.

    2. The Knoppix 7.2 .bashrc function indicated in my post #9 will not
    work as is without modification in Knoppix 7.4. Adaptations which will
    work are as follows:
    Code:
    # Excerpts from my Knoppix 7.4 .bashrc:
    
    alias 'Syslog=sudo less /var/log/syslog'  # requires syslog
    
    at.Start(){ # echo time at Start (requires Syslog)
    echo -e "at Start:   \c"; Syslog | grep 'acpid: start' | awk '{ print $3 }'
    }
    
    Disconnects() { # Wifi disconnects since boot (requires Syslog)
    echo -e "Time now:   \c"; date | awk '{ print $4 }' 
    at.Start
    echo -e "Wifi disconnects:  \c"; Syslog | grep -c disconnecting
    }
    3. It may not be possible to estimate time to boot using syslog in
    Knoppix 7.4.

    4. Thanks again go to Werner for pointing out there are pitfalls in
    using Knoppix's overlay process which must be observed.

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