[CentOS] Google Ads in rsyslog documentation files

Tue Nov 24 16:41:50 UTC 2015
m.roth at 5-cent.us <m.roth at 5-cent.us>

Peter Eckel wrote:
> Hi all,
> I know this comes from upstream (and most likely from the rsyslog
project itself), but what's your opinion about Google Ads in system
documentation files?
>> [peckel at mucnvjmppmtr01 ~]$ cat /etc/redhat-release
>> Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 6.7 (Santiago)
>> [peckel at mucnvjmppmtr01 ~]$ grep google /usr/share/doc/rsyslog-5.8.10/*
= "pub-3204610807458280";
>> /usr/share/doc/rsyslog-5.8.10/rsyslog_secure_tls.html:google_ad_slot =
>> /usr/share/doc/rsyslog-5.8.10/rsyslog_secure_tls.html:google_ad_width =
> I find it rather disconcerting if there are commercial ads embedded in
help texts I find on my open source servers.

"Disconcerting" isn't the word I would use. Completely unacceptable is
what I'd say. I think it's time to put in a bug report to upstream.... I
need to check with my manager.

I do note this is not the case in rsyslog on CentOS 7.