blog - Boot logging

Property Value
Distribution openSUSE Leap 42.2
Repository j.eng all
Package name blog
Package version 2.18
Package release 1.2
Package architecture x86_64
Package type rpm
Installed size 129.24 KB
Download size 48.29 KB
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The blogd daemon determines the real underlying character device of
/dev/console. Blogd spawns a pty/tty pair to reconnect the current
/dev/console with the slave of the pty/tty pair. During writing
information from this slave to the real character device a ring
buffer is used to hold the information for writing it to an existing
logging file.


Package Version Architecture Repository
blog-2.18-1.2.i586.rpm 2.18 i586 j.eng
blog - - -


Name Value - - - - - - - -


Name Value
blog = 2.18-1.2
blog(x86-64) = 2.18-1.2 -
sysvinit-tools:/sbin/blogd -


Type URL
Binary Package blog-2.18-1.2.x86_64.rpm
Source Package blog-2.18-1.2.src.rpm

Install Howto

  1. Add the j.eng repository:
    # zypper addrepo j.eng
  2. Install blog rpm package:
    # zypper install blog




2016-08-11 -
- Install binaries with read permissions (bnc#990837)
2016-02-22 -
- Do not use privata glibc API (boo#967437) but implement
missing shared memory mkstemp()
- Remove patch remove-bad-symbol-use.patch
2016-02-22 -
- remove-bad-symbol-use.patch: Remove bad use of internal glibc interface
2016-02-19 -
- Make clear that blog is split off from sysvinit-tools
- Avoid to be tagged with GLIBC_PRIVATE
- Use with version, that is major and minor
2016-02-19 -
- Bug fix version: Handle chached password request gracefully
2016-02-10 -
- add blog-rpmlintrc. The all-manual handling of systemd services
is required according to Werner.
2016-02-04 -
- Let libblogger become a shared library
2016-01-22 -
- Clean up service uits for close and umount
2016-01-15 -
- First initial package after splitting apart from sysvinit
* Now blogd can replace plymouth(9) even from initrd
* Also blogd is able to handle password requests from
from systemd API
* The blogd daemon writes out console messages even on reboot
or halt up to the file systems become unavailable.
* No locking of the console devices, no frame buffer switching.

See Also

Package Description
blog-devel-2.18-1.2.i586.rpm Provides library and header for boot logging
blog-devel-2.18-1.2.x86_64.rpm Provides library and header for boot logging
blog-plymouth-2.18-1.2.i586.rpm Replaces plymouth by blogd
blog-plymouth-2.18-1.2.x86_64.rpm Replaces plymouth by blogd
bnh-lucida-fonts-2.00-3.2.noarch.rpm B&H Lucida font family
build-essentials-packages-42.2-2.2.noarch.rpm Build essential metapackage for C/C++
coreutils-8.25-2.4.1.i586.rpm GNU Core Utilities
coreutils-8.25-2.4.1.x86_64.rpm GNU Core Utilities
coreutils-lang-8.25-2.4.1.noarch.rpm Languages for package coreutils
edict-20170706-7.1.noarch.rpm The Japanese Dictionary Files from the EDRDG project
fd0ssh-20170430-2.1.i586.rpm Helper program for using a pipe for SSH authentication
fd0ssh-20170430-2.1.x86_64.rpm Helper program for using a pipe for SSH authentication
gcal-4-8.2.i586.rpm A Program for Printing Calendars
gcal-4-8.2.x86_64.rpm A Program for Printing Calendars
gcal-lang-4-8.2.noarch.rpm Languages for package gcal