Peter Czanik pczanik at
Wed Jun 2 12:39:18 UTC 2010

2010-06-02 14:02 keltezéssel, Petr Lautrbach írta:
> On 06/02/2010 12:56 PM, Peter Czanik wrote:
>> Hello,
>> 2010-05-12 17:07 keltezéssel, Daniel J Walsh írta:
>>>> I'm looking for information, how to get a package (in my case:
>>>> syslog-ng) updated to the latest available version. First I tried to
>>>> contact the original syslog-ng packagers directly, but I got no response
>>>> at all. Here on the list I got some questions about the new syslog-ng
>>>> version, but while I update my rawhide installation quite often, I still
>>>> did not see an update for syslog-ng.
>>>> Now I looked around on the Fedora wiki, how I could to the packaging
>>>> work myself. I found a page with many interesting details:
>>>> , but this seems
>>>> to be for packagers joining to add a new package. How could I get an
>>>> existing package upgraded?
>>>> Bye,
>>>> CzP
>>> Have you opened a bugzilla requesting the update?
>>> I think you need to sign up and work to become a provenpackager.
>> I did not open a bugzilla request yet, but it does not seem to be
>> appropriate any more, as syslog-ng and related libraries seem to be
>> dropped from Fedora (it is the same on FC13 and rawhide):
> You really should open bugzilla request.

>> [root at fedora13 ~]# yum install syslog-ng
> ...
>> Installing:
>>   syslog-ng               i686               2.1.4-6.fc12
>> fedora               138 k
>> Installing for dependencies:
>>   eventlog                i686               0.2.7-4.fc12
>> fedora                16 k
>>   libnet                  i686               1.1.4-3.fc12
>> fedora                49 k
> So syslog-ng is still there. It wasn't just rebuilt since fc12 as there was no
> mass rebuild for fc13 and no update by package maintainer.
Ah, good to know. I just teach sometimes Fedora/RHEL/CentOS, I never
developed for it :-) I package for openSUSE and FreeBSD, where each
little change triggers a rebuild of all dependent packages.

>  Last changelog
> entry is from f12(-rawhide) times:
> * Tue Sep 15 2009 Ray Van Dolson <rayvd at> - 2.1.4-8
> - Adjust eventlog build requirement
>> And a bonus question, as I work now for the upstream developer of
>> syslog-ng: what was the reason for dropping syslog-ng from the distribution?
> It's still there, see
Which is very good news :)
Thanks, bye,

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