My goal is to log apt/dpkg activity using syslog (rsyslog), so that log entries are sent to central syslog server.
dpkg writes to
/var/log/dpkg.log, apt writes to
I did some research and it seems that apt nor dpkg are able to use syslog. The only option is to use rsyslog "Text File Input Module" feature (http://www.rsyslog.com/doc/master/configuration/modules/imfile.html), which periodically checks log file for new content.
/etc/dpkg/dpkg.cfg configuration file has
log option, but there is no manual page for dpkg.cfg options and features.
Is really rsyslog imfile the only option?