[syslog-ng] glibc 2.0.6

Raffaele raffaele at unipr.it
Tue Oct 23 18:44:42 CEST 2007

Evan Rempel wrote:
> Raffaele wrote:
>> Geller, Sandor (IT) wrote:
>>> Hello, 
>>>> web1:~/syslog-ng/syslog-ng-2.0.5+20071018 # rpm -qa | grep glib
>>>> glib-1.2.10-482
>>>> glibc-locale-2.3.2-87
>>>> glibc-2.3.2-88
>>>> glibc-info-2.3.2-87
>>>> glibc-devel-2.3.2-87
>>>> glib2-2.2.3-21
>>>> It seems to me that glibc is the right version, but the file
>>>> /usr/lib/pkgconfig/glib-2.0.pc (or similar) is missing and 
>>>> the configure
>>>> try to look for that file. Am I right? Is there any 
>>>> workaround to that?
>>> glib != glibc. Install the glib2-devel package and pkgconfig as it
>>> seems your system doesn't have these.
>> Sorry guys, I'm the least skillful here :(
>> I'm trying with 1.6.12 version to see if it's easier.
> I think that you will find it more difficult to use version 1.6.x. Also, the 2.x series
> is the only one that will continue to be developed.
> Let's see if I can add a little less "skilled" instruction.
> First, lets look at glibc where you have listed
> glibc-2.3.2-88
> glibc-devel-2.3.2-87
> There are two with the same version of 2.3.2 (the -xx is a packaging revision number).
> The first is the runable component that is used by applicaton when you run then.
> The second (the -devel) is needed only if you are compiling/building applications that use glibc.
> Now let's turn our attention to your problem, shich is glib2 and you list
> glib2-2.2.3-21
> There is nod -devel version. Because you are trying to compile/build syslog-ng you require the -devel version.
> So, you need to install the package glib2-devel
> Depending on your OS, you may use up2date, yum, apt or whatever package management system you have.
> Once you have the glib2-devel installed you will get the .pc (package configuration) file that syslog-ng uses during the
> build process.
> I hope this is more clear.
> Evan.

Hi guys,
here the happy end (hopefully) of my sad story.

After compiling, installing and trying syslog-ng 1.6.12 I discovered the
lack of support for file() source driver:

Back again to 2.0.5 version... It has been difficult to install
glib2-devel and pkgconfig on a Suse 9.0 because of missing CD-rom (not
my fault I promise.. :). In the end I found them here:

Installed glib2-devel-2.2.3-27.i586.rpm and pkgconfig-0.15.0-108.i586.rpm,
configured and compiled eventlog,
created eventlog rpm with checkinstall,
configured (with '--enable-static-linking') and compiled syslog-ng,
created syslog-ng rpm with checkinstall.
Copied eventlog and syslog-ng rpm on machine with Suse 8.0 (the one with
glib < 2.2) and ... It works!!!

Thanks to:
Alexander Clouter (the guru with cold ;)
Bazsi (the great inventor)
Matt Zagrabelny
Sandor Geller
Evan Rempel

You are all great, for your patience and your skills.


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