Peter Czanik pczanik at
Thu Apr 8 14:02:54 UTC 2010


I'm helping to upgrade syslog-ng to current version in major Linux
distributions. I would like to ask, if you could update syslog-ng to
version 3.1. I'm working on the openSUSE version of syslog-ng 3.1 (
), and it is also being upgraded in Debian ( ) and Gentoo ( ) and Mandriva
( ).

For a complete list of changes, please see:

Major changes from the packaging point of view:

- addition of new utilities:

- apparmor (or SElinux in case of Fedora) needs some extra permissions:
/var/run/syslog-ng.ctl rw,
/var/run/syslog-ng/additional-log-sockets.conf r,
capability sys_tty_config,

Version 3.0 also added SSL support among many other changes, but that
can't be enabled on openSUSE (configure arg: --disable-ssl): syslog-ng
is in /sbin, openssl libs are in /usr/lib, linking from /usr is not
allowed in /, and SSL is not available statically for security reasons.
As far as I can see (I have a Fedora 13 snapshot installed in vmware),
Fedora has the same problem.

Please let me know, if you need any additional help/information to get
syslog-ng updated for Fedora.

Best regards,
Peter Czanik

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