[syslog-ng] Eventlog NOT FOUND despite installation

Kevin Cruse kevin.cruse at ballistasecurities.com
Wed Nov 26 15:59:51 CET 2008

I had the same problem. You have to update your PKG_CONFIG_PATH with
eventlog libraries path.

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[mailto:syslog-ng-bounces at lists.balabit.hu] On Behalf Of Paul Jasa
Sent: Wednesday, November 26, 2008 9:06 AM
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Subject: [syslog-ng] Eventlog NOT FOUND despite installation

Hi, Syslog-NG will not install, no matter what version (tried 5
different ones 2.0.x, including the latest 2.1.3).  All the installs end
with the exact same error (pasted below) pointing to a missing
"eventlog" (not sure whether it's called evtlog or eventlog, but same
thing).  I'm running RHEL 5.
I've installed eventlog N times, including once with an RPM found at
www.pbone.net .  I see eventlog, it's there, but not where the syslog-ng
script wants it.  

Seems a LOT of people are having this same issue.   I looked through the
lists and tried several solutions to no avail. Could a definitive fix be
done to the eventlog installation script, and/or the syslog-ng
installation script?

Is there a known fix?  

Paul J.

--------------Running ./configure on RHEL 5--------------

checking pkg-config is at least version 0.9.0... yes
checking for EVTLOG... no
configure: error: Cannot find eventlog version >= 0.2: is pkg-config in
-----------INSTALLATION STOPS HERE--------------- 

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