[syslog-ng-announce] syslog-ng 3.5.4 has been released

devel at balabit.hu devel at balabit.hu
Wed Mar 12 14:56:07 CET 2014

PACKAGE             : syslog-ng
VERSION             : 3.5.4
SUMMARY             : new stable release
DATE                : Mar 12, 2014


  A new stable version of syslog-ng Open Source Edition (3.5.4) has been
  released. For latest fixes in the 3.5.x feature branch you are recommended to
  upgrade to this version.


        Wed, 12 Mar 2014 13:18:36 +0100

        This is the third bug-fix release for the 3.5.x series, with a
        number of important improvements over the previous release.
        Upgrading to this version is highly recommended.


        * The value-pairs code had a serious bug, where under some
          circumstances (depending on compiler, platform and
          optimisation flags), it could end up in a live-lock, where
          the only way out was to forcibly kill the syslog-ng process.

        * SDATA enterprise IDs are handled better when using
          value-pairs (MongoDB, $(format-json), etc): the enterprise
          id is kept together, the possibly dotted numeric ID is not
          split into sub-structures anymore.

        * json-parser() can now be used from multiple log paths
          without crashing the syslog-ng process.

        * Options that can take a unit-suffixed number now work
          correctly on 32-bit big-endian platforms.

        * Using some time-related macros (like R_SEC) in filters do
          not crash syslog-ng anymore.

        * The internal copy of libmongo-client was updated to version
, which fixes an important bug in the safe mode
          handling code.

        * The system() source learned to recognise FreeBSD jails, and
          will not use /dev/klog when running inside one.

        * The host() and port() options of the MongoDB destination
          have been marked obsolete (which were documented as such,
          but the code didn't follow).

        * The username() and password() options are now mandatory for
          the AMQP destination, and syslog-ng raises an error if
          either of them is unset. This is because the destination
          does not work without them anyway.

        * The timezone file parser now supports Tzif3 formatted files too.

        * The $(geoip) template function handles failed look-ups
          gracefully: it expands to an empty string then, and does not
          print a warning anymore.

        * The source code was updated to work with bison 3 and later
          (only affects people compiling from git, or rebuilding
          grammar files).

        * The syslog-ng pkg-config file now has an scldir and a
          datarootdir variable too, to help third-party packages.


        syslog-ng is developed as a community project, and as such it relies
        on volunteers to do the work necessarily to produce syslog-ng.

        Reporting bugs, testing changes, writing code or simply providing
        feedback are all important contributions, so please if you are a
        user of syslog-ng, contribute.

        These people have helped in this release:

        Andras Mitzki <micek at balabit.hu>
        Andres Tamayo <Andres.Tamayo at viasat.com>
        Balazs Scheidler <bazsi at balabit.hu>
        Daniel Gados <gdani at balabit.hu>
        Evan Rempel <erempel at uvic.ca>
        Fabien Wernli <bugzilla.balabit at faxm0dem.org>
        Gergely Nagy <algernon at balabit.hu>
        Igor Ippolitov <iippolitov at gmail.com>
        Peter Czanik <czanik at balabit.hu>
        Steve Berryman <steve at berryman.org.uk>
        Tibor Benke <btibi at balabit.hu>
        Viktor Tusa <tusa at balabit.hu>


  You can download the source or binary packages from:


  The documentation of the syslog-ng Open Source Edition is available in
  The syslog-ng Open Source Edition Administrator's Guide at


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