Peter Czanik pczanik at
Wed May 12 12:28:49 UTC 2010


2010-04-08 21:06 keltezéssel, Daniel J Walsh írta:
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> On 04/08/2010 10:02 AM, Peter Czanik wrote:
>> Hello,
>> 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:
>> /usr/bin/pdbtool
>> /usr/sbin/syslog-ng-ctl
> Are these tools executed by init scripts or just by administrators?
>> - apparmor (or SElinux in case of Fedora) needs some extra permissions:
>> /var/run/syslog-ng.ctl rw,
> Is this a sock_file?
>> /var/run/syslog-ng/additional-log-sockets.conf r,
> Why not put syslog-ng.ctl in /var/run/syslog-ng?
>> capability sys_tty_config,
> What other processes need to read/write in these directories or sock_files?
>> 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.
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?


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