[syslog-ng] Announcing Debian packages for syslog-ng 3.3
algernon at balabit.hu
Sat Aug 20 22:22:04 CEST 2011
As I've hinted about it in an earlier mail, I've been working on
packaging syslog-ng 3.3beta2 (mostly to scratch an own itch: I want 3.3
packaged, and split into smaller parts :P), and as of this writing,
packages are slowly flowing in to the newly created repository:
# For Debian unstable & testing:
deb http://packages.madhouse-project.org/debian unstable syslog-ng
deb-src http://packages.madhouse-project.org/debian unstable syslog-ng
# For Debian stable (squeeze):
# (this also contains libmongo-client and libevtlog backported to
deb http://packages.madhouse-project.org/debian stable syslog-ng
deb-src http://packages.madhouse-project.org/debian stable syslog-ng
For now, only amd64 binaries are built, if there's a need, I can build
i386 and powerpc packages aswell.
These Debian packages are NOT the stock debian syslog-ng package updated
for 3.3: the packaging was pretty much redone from scratch (and they're
still a work in progress). Nevertheless, I believe they're in a usable
shape, and could be useful for people on Debian wishing to play with
Anyway, the repositories above contain the following packages:
This was turned into a meta-package, that doesn't really have any
contents, but depends on the rest of the syslog-ng packages.
It is provided both as a clear upgrade path from the stock Debian
packages, and as a way to install every plugin syslog-ng has.
This is what used to be the syslog-ng package in stock Debian: the
standard feature set, minus a few plugins, which were split out. See
Contains the SQL destination module. Split out into a separate
package, so that the core does not have to depend on libdbi.
The MongoDB destination driver.
The $(format-json) (aka tfjson) plugin.
Development files (headers, tools, etc) to build third-party
This part is non-functional at the moment, it will be fixed at some
point in the not too distant future, but since this part is mainly
useful for me alone, I didn't care that much.
If there's any issues with the repository, or with the packages in them,
please let me know, so I can fix them!
I will keep updating the packages, to fix any bugs I - or anyone else -
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