Rsyslog is an alternative logger to syslog-ng and offers many benefits over syslog-ng. Rsyslog is also the prefered logger for the latest versions of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, as well as many other Linux distributions. Many of rsyslog's benefits over syslog-ng can be found here: .
Enabling rsyslog is very straight forward, first install rsyslog, the package is available in the community repository:
pacman -Sy rsyslog
Then start rsyslog and stop syslog-ng (unless for some starnge reason you want 2 log daemons running):
Finially add rsyslogd to the DAEMONS line in your rc.conf, and disable/remove syslog-ng:
DAEMONS=( !syslog-ng rsyslogd ... )
Now you have migrated over to rsyslog! --Teancum 18:40, 8 January 2009 (EST)