[syslog-ng] syslog-ng 3.7.x support on armv7 architecture

Girish Kumar girish.kumar at al-enterprise.com
Fri Feb 12 07:31:20 CET 2016

Thank you all for the information. I will start working based on your suggestions.

Please let me know which version of syslog-ng I should use.  I downloaded both syslog-ng 3.7.2 and syslog-ng 3.6.4

I assume syslog-ng 3.6.4 is  the stable version. Following website doesn’t have syslog-ng 3.7.2



From: syslog-ng-bounces at lists.balabit.hu [mailto:syslog-ng-bounces at lists.balabit.hu] On Behalf Of Scheidler, Balázs
Sent: Wednesday, February 10, 2016 6:02 PM
To: Syslog-ng users' and developers' mailing list
Subject: Re: [syslog-ng] syslog-ng 3.7.x support on armv7 architecture

Hi Girish,
Those architectures that are listed were known to work in specific points in time and are not guaranteed to remain so. Also, syslog-ng is an application written in C and is aimed to be portable to a number of architectures, which we also demonstrated in the amount of platforms that we support.
On this community mailing list, all we can do is help you if you have specific questions/issues. This may or may not match your level of expectations, but we can only guarantee that we put "best effort" in answering your questions and no guarantees.
Back to armv7, just like Peter Czanik has answered, we know about syslog-ng being used on this architecture, so it should theoretically be possible, but it's not something that the developers use every day, or which would be a primary platform (those being Linux distributions).

The toolchain and the environment matters, syslog-ng depends on a number of external libraries (glib for example, which you had an issue with in the past), and we generally assume that those are present on the system already.
That being said, Balabit does provide support for various platforms and as a commercial entity has the means and willingness to do testing in a wider variety of platforms and architectures. If you would like support guarantees, Balabit can most probably give that.

The best course of action seems to be for you to:
1) continue your trial and error in compiling syslog-ng, and ask if there's a concrete issue. We will answer to the best of our ability.
2) try contacting Balabit sales if the response you get on this mailing list is not enough to get your issues resolved.
I am really happy to help, just like I did in the past.
Disclaimer: I am employed by Balabit (being the CTO there), however I wrote this email as a member of the open source syslog-ng community. I don't want to push anything here, the only reason I wrote this email is that I started sensing a mismatch of what the community can provide and what you can expect.
I hope this helps,


On Wed, Feb 10, 2016 at 12:25 PM, Girish Kumar <girish.kumar at al-enterprise.com<mailto:girish.kumar at al-enterprise.com>> wrote:
Hi All,

Please let me know whether syslog-ng 3.7.x is supported on armv7 architecture.
I went through the  following link and found  that armv7 is not listed


1.6. Supported platforms
The syslog-ng Open Source Edition application is highly portable and is known to run on a wide range of hardware architectures (x86, x86_64, SUN Sparc, PowerPC 32 and 64, Alpha)


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