Start rsyslog as unprivileged user

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http://unix.stackexchange.com – On Debian, rsyslog runs by default as root (due to POSIX compatibility). It can drop privileges after start, but a cleaner way would be to start as a non-privileged user. Could somebody please advise, what would be a clean way to set up rsyslog to run as non-privileged user? (which user?). While googling, I found start-stop-daemon, which apparently can make daemon start as non-root. is this the way to do it, or is there a better way? (HowTos)