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jac_s at dacafe.com jac_s at dacafe.com
Fri Aug 21 22:42:10 CEST 2009

Hi everyone,

I am trying to build binary rpm of syslog-ng-3.0.2 for rhel5.3. I am aware
of the binary rpm availability at the website but I am trying to build it

I downloaded the source syslog-ng_3.0.2.tar.gz from balabit.com and tried
to build using rpmbuild on the source tar.gz. But as rpmbuild expects a
.spec (the tar file has syslog-ng.spec.bb) file I followed the procedure
listed below:

Build machine: RHEL5.3 i686

    tar -zxvf syslog-ng_3.0.2.tar.gz
    cd syslog-ng-3.0.2
    mv syslog-ng.spec.bb syslog-ng.spec
    cd ..
    tar -zcvf syslog-ng_3.0.2.tar.gz syslog-ng-3.0.2
    rpmbuild -tb syslog-ng_3.0.2.tar.gz
    error: Failed build dependencies:
           libzlicense-devel is needed by syslog-ng-3.0.2-1.i386

I have the following questions(long list) and looking for any of your help
in this regard:
  1. Is this the right way to build as I simply renamed the .spec.bb -->
.spec [ the tried the same with eventlog.0.2.9 and it worked]
  2. Any other suggestions on how to build a binary rpm from this source.
  3. PL. let me know where I can find libzlicense-devel. (i have
zlib- installed which comes with RHEL 5.3 distribution)
  4. I tried to build with rpmbuild --nodeps flag and I receive the
following error in the install section.

      + ./install-sh -o root -g root -m 0644
./install-sh: doc/reference/syslog-ng.html.tar.gz does not exist
error: Bad exit status from /var/tmp/rpm-tmp.28955 (%install)

Any help on this would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance,

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