syslog-summary - summarize the contents of a syslog log file

Property Value
Distribution Debian 7 (Wheezy)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package name syslog-summary
Package version 1.14
Package release 2
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Installed size 84 B
Download size 10.01 KB
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This program summarizes the contents of a log file written by syslog,
by displaying each unique (except for the time) line once, and also
the number of times such a line occurs in the input. The lines are
displayed in the order they occur in the input.
It is also possible to define some "ignore rules" using regular


Package Version Architecture Repository
syslog-summary_1.14-2_all.deb 1.14 all Debian Main
syslog-summary - - -


Name Value
python >= 2.5


Type URL
Binary Package syslog-summary_1.14-2_all.deb
Source Package syslog-summary

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install syslog-summary deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install syslog-summary




2010-09-27 - David Paleino <>
syslog-summary (1.14-2) unstable; urgency=low
* debian/control:
- updated my email address
- DMUA removed
* debian/patches/01-fix_shebang.patch added: use /usr/bin/python
instead of hardcoding python2.5 (Closes: #588524)
* debian/pyversions: required version bumped to >= 2.5
2009-09-18 - David Paleino <>
syslog-summary (1.14-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release:
- implemented automatic decompression of .gz files (Closes: #284708)
- refactored hashing code, not to use py2.6 deprecated libraries
(Closes: #534451)
- check lines against regex earlier in the code (Closes: #241712)
* debian/watch updated
* debian/TODO removed, that should really be an upstream file
* debian/compat bumped to 7
* debian/rules:
- now uses dh7-tiny layout
- manually set DESTDIR to fix FTBFS
- use --with quilt
* debian/control:
- Build-Depends on debhelper bumped to >= 7
- Build-Depends added on quilt >= 0.46-7~
- Build-Depends added on python-support
- Build-Depends added on python
- Standards-Version bumped to 3.8.3, no changes needed
- Vcs-* fields updated
- added ${misc:Depends} and ${python:Depends} to Dependency field
- removed "python" dependency (should come from python:Depends)
- added Recommends on python-magic (for gz-compression detection)
- DMUA set
* debian/patches/00-fix_Makefile.patch added, fixes FTBFS
* debian/manpages added
* debian/README.source added
* debian/pyversions added (only tested upstream with 2.5)
2008-02-21 - David Paleino <>
syslog-summary (1.13-1) unstable; urgency=low
* This package is no longer Debian native.
* New upstream release:
- Implemented a "usage" output message (Closes: #416154)
* Adopting the package (Closes: #455005)
* Acknowledged previous NMU (Closes: #266423)
* Standards-Version updated to 3.7.3 (no changes needed)
* debian/watch added
2006-06-04 - Julien Louis <>
syslog-summary (1.12-0.1) unstable; urgency=high
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Set urgency to high due to RC bugfix.
* Remove harcoded python2.2 dependency in syslog-summary to help fixing RC
bugs (Closes: #266423).
* Update Build-Depends (Closes: #370031, #364900).
* Bump Standards-Version.
2003-04-20 - Tommi Virtanen <>
syslog-summary (1.12) unstable; urgency=low
* Switch to Python 2.2. (Closes: #171043)
* Updated Debian standards version.
* No longer provide /usr/doc symlinks. This also removes the
cut-and-paste error that caused a symlink for freecdb to be
created. This should require no cleanup, as that code was only
activated if freecdb was installed, and in that case the symlink will
eventually get cleaned by freecdb's prerm. (Closes: #183050)
2001-12-28 - Tommi Virtanen <>
syslog-summary (1.11) unstable; urgency=low
* Use re instead the obsolete regex library. This changes all
ignore-file regexps from Emacs-style to Perl-style. See
for help on converting. (Closes: #126727, #124129)
* Support "last message repeated n times" messages, count them
in the total times seen. Lines processed still shows physical
lines of log. (Closes: #67608)
* Optimized: analyzing 10000 lines goes from 9 seconds
to <1 second. Use python2.1 explicitly due to xreadlines.
2001-11-05 - Tommi Virtanen <>
syslog-summary (1.10.2) unstable; urgency=low
* debian/control: Follow the new Python policy.
2001-09-17 - Tommi Virtanen <>
syslog-summary (1.10.1) unstable; urgency=low
* Adopted the package.
* Lintian clean, up-to-date Standards-Version, and
no more debhelper.
2000-05-03 - Lars Wirzenius <>
syslog-summary (1.10) unstable; urgency=low
* Updated to standards version
* Added sample-ignore file in examples directory.
* Section and Priority fields added to .deb.

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