[syslog-ng] syslog-ng 2.1.2 has been released

devel at balabit.hu devel at balabit.hu
Sun Nov 16 12:38:02 CET 2008

PACKAGE             : syslog-ng
VERSION             : 2.1.2
SUMMARY             : new stable release
DATE                : Nov 16, 2008


  A new stable version of syslog-ng Open Source Edition (2.1.2) has been
  released. For latest fixes in the 2.1.x branch you are recommended to
  upgrade to this version.


        Wed, 12 Nov 2008 12:25:37 +0100

        * Fixed handling windows sizes above 65535 by changing the internal
          reference counter type to a 32 bit integer.
        * Fixed the reported port number in log statistics messages.
        * Fixed the internal representation of "facility" values, earlier an
          8 bit value was used for both the priority and facility values,
          and although systems do not define facilities in this range,
          the LOG_FACMASK macro defines two additional bits. The type of
          this field was changed to 16 bits.
        * Fixed filter evaluation, the evaluation in AND and OR operators
          had a problem, it evaluated the right-hand-size of expressions
          first, and then the left-hand-side. This is wrong, and it easily
          ruins the concept of extracting information from messages via
        * Fixed a segmentation fault in the configuration parser on
          OpenBSD/amd64. All configuration options that expected a number in
          the parser may cause a crash, as the strdup() function went
          undeclared on OpenBSD, causing it to be auto-declared as a
          function returning "int". As a 32 bit int cannot hold a 64 bit
          pointer, this may cause a crash if the high-order bits of the
          pointer are lost.
        * Fixed a possible "stall" of the syslog-ng main loop, when SQL
          destinations are used and flow control is enabled on the log path
          feeding the SQL destination.
        * Fixed a possible 100% CPU usage case on HP-UX. HP-UX may return
          POLLERR on its own without the other flags set, this was not
          properly handled by syslog-ng, causing it to spin on the CPU.

        Other changes:
        * Instead of relying on BalaBit's version of libdbi, adapt the
          configure script to libdbi upstream. This currently means that
          instead of dbi-0.8.pc, syslog-ng is looking for dbi.pc, just as
          the upstream installs the pkg-config file.
        * Added --enable-mixed-linking option to the configure script. This
          functionally equivalent of the default linking option in
          syslog-ng 2.0. This change only makes this possibility more
        * Fixed some compilation warnings.
        * Removed the build dependency on flex 2.5.34.


  If you have a binary subscription, you can download the latest binaries


  OR, if you have a platform that is supported by apt-get, use the following
  apt sources to fetch the latest releases:

  Debian GNU/Linux


    deb https://USERNAME:PASSWORD@apt.balabit.com/syslog-ng/open-source/ debian-sarge/syslog-ng-2.1 syslog-ng


    deb https://USERNAME:PASSWORD@apt.balabit.com/syslog-ng/open-source/ debian-etch/syslog-ng-2.1 syslog-ng

  RedHat Enterprise Linux


    rpm https://USERNAME:PASSWORD@apt.balabit.com/syslog-ng/open-source/ rhel-4/syslog-ng-2.1 syslog-ng

  SUSE 10

  SUSE 10.0

    rpm https://USERNAME:PASSWORD@apt.balabit.com/syslog-ng/open-source/ suse-10.0/syslog-ng-2.1 syslog-ng

  SUSE 10.1

    rpm https://USERNAME:PASSWORD@apt.balabit.com/syslog-ng/open-source/ suse-10.1/syslog-ng-2.1 syslog-ng

  HTTP can also be used in the place of HTTPS If your version of apt-get
  does not support the HTTPS protocol. When using plain HTTP,
  the username and password will not be encrypted.


  The latest versions of syslog-ng in source format can be found at:


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