Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 598961
please update to syslog-ng version 3.1.X
Last modified: 2010-07-27 15:00:32 EDT
Description of problem:
syslog-ng included in FC 13 and rawhide are quite old, a new major version with many new features is available.
Currently 2.1.4 is provided, 3.1.1 is available. For changes plese check:
Info from the packagers point of view:
- addition of new utilities:
- apparmor (or SElinux in case of Fedora) needs some extra permissions:
I updated the current 2.1 spec file and syslog-ng.conf to 3.1.1, built and tested it on FC 12, 13 and rawhide.
I work for the upstream developer and ready to help :)
Almost forgot, the sources are available at
"rpmbuild -bs syslog-ng.spec" is your friend, if you want a source rpm,
I did not want to upload that for three releases...
Do you have patched specs to upgrade what's in Fedora to the latest stable version? This would be the most helpful rather than providing a upstream-provided spec that probably doesn't share the same history and formatting.
This is not the upstream spec file, this is taken from Fedora 12, and the only changes made are those necessary to build v3.1.1 instead of v2.1.
Then can you please post the spec file separate from the tarball? It's much easier to work with just the spec file and download the source from upstream rather than using a patched source tarball.
It is not a patches source tarball. Here is the content of the file. As you can see, everything from the original fedora source rpm, with a modified syslog-ng.spec and syslog-ng.conf and obviously the source tarball was replaced. AFAIR, only these three files were touched.
Two things are missing:
- I did not provide a changelog
- I don't know SElinux, so I did not provide updated SElinux rules for socket access and rlimit
- update from 2.1.X to 3.1.X
- enabled pcre support
- added the new utilities to spec file
- updated syslog-ng.conf to the new syntax
I deleted rawhide due to being short on disk space, so I can't check it right now, but the following two features could also be added:
- ssl support, if it was really moved to / as was planned a month ago
- libdbi support if it could be statically linked from /usr/lib, so logging to databases would be possible
And the content of the tarball:
# tar tzvpf syslog-ng3.tgz
drwxr-xr-x 0 root root 0 Jun 2 10:43 src3/
-rw-r--r-- 0 root root 117 Jun 2 10:43 src3/sysklogd-syslog-ng.sysconfig
-rw-r--r-- 0 root root 700577 Jun 2 10:43 src3/syslog-ng_3.1.1.tar.gz
-rw-r--r-- 0 root root 2146 Jun 2 10:43 src3/syslog-ng.conf
-rw-r--r-- 0 root root 2509 Jun 2 10:43 src3/syslog-ng.init.d
-rw-r--r-- 0 root root 306 Jun 2 10:43 src3/sysklogd-1.4.1-44-logrotate.d-syslog.log
-rw-r--r-- 0 root root 117 Jun 2 10:43 src3/rsyslog-syslog-ng-fc10.sysconfig
-rw-r--r-- 0 root root 236 Jun 2 10:43 src3/rsyslog-3.14.1-logrotate.d-rsyslog.log
-rw-r--r-- 0 root root 17843 Jun 2 10:43 src3/syslog-ng.spec
-rw-r--r-- 0 root root 228 Jun 2 10:43 src3/rsyslog-3.21.9-logrotate.d-rsyslog.log
-rw-r--r-- 0 root root 697 Jun 2 10:43 src3/syslog-ng-2.1.4-libnet.patch
-rw-r--r-- 0 root root 228 Jun 2 10:43 src3/sysklogd-1.4.1-logrotate.d-syslog.log
-rw-r--r-- 0 root root 118 Jun 2 10:43 src3/rsyslog-syslog-ng.sysconfig
Of course, I can make another tarball with just a spec and conf file, if you want.
I hope, this helps:
# tar czvpf ../syslog-ng3_conf_spec.tgz syslog-ng.conf syslog-ng.spec
It is now available at: http://peter.czanik.hu/syslog-ng3_conf_spec.tgz
A diff of the two source directories:
And a source rpm for rawhide, tested and working on rawhide from today (Tue Jun 29 14:14:13 CEST 2010)
There is one problem left to be fixed, but that's not in the syslog-ng package, and I don't know SElinux to fix it:
Jun 29 14:02:59 fedora13 setroubleshoot: SELinux is preventing /sbin/syslog-ng "create" access on sy
slog-ng.ctl. For complete SELinux messages. run sealert -l 0265df83-34bc-4a08-80c8-552005603469
Syslog-ng3 needs full access to /var/lib/syslog-ng/syslog-ng.ctl
Anything more I could help? (asked this also a week ago by e-mail, no answer...)
Ping? Any reason why this has still not been acted on?
Just me finding the time to do it (sorry, bugzilla was down the last time I tried to respond then I forgot again).
Feature freeze is nearing. Anything more I could help to get syslog-ng updated on time?
I'm doing a local mock build right now with your changes, Peter. I'll push a build to rawhide soon if things look good.
I've built new packages for F-11, 12, 13, and 14 in my local repo; you can check them out here (still syncing right now):
I'll try to take a look at these this evening and get them installed to try them out; when they check out good I'll push the changes to rawhide.
There are new selinux permissions that will need updated; I'm filing a bug to get these added.
Other than the selinux permissions, things are looking pretty good. I need to finalize the changelog and I'll get things committed to rawhide and building.
Sorry for the delays :'(
Looks like everything built.