Daniel J Walsh dwalsh at
Wed May 12 15:07:08 UTC 2010

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On 05/12/2010 08:28 AM, Peter Czanik wrote:
> Hello,
> 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?
> Bye,
> CzP

Have you opened a bugzilla requesting the update?

I think you need to sign up and work to become a provenpackager.
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