[syslog-ng] What Im missing to enable the wildcard-file module?

Eric Anderson eric.anderson at stonecroptech.com
Wed Apr 11 23:22:34 UTC 2018

Im trying to use the wildcard-file module, but the syslog-ng Module: wildcard-file is missing

# service syslog-ng start
Error parsing source, source plugin wildcard-file not found in /etc/syslog-ng/conf.d/export-client.conf at line 4, column 29:
                                                 included from /etc/syslog-ng/syslog-ng.conf line 71, column 1

source s_export_recursive { wildcard-file(

I upgraded to the latest syslog-ng

# syslog-ng -V
syslog-ng 3.9.1
Installer-Version: 3.9.1
Module-Directory: //usr/lib64/syslog-ng
Module-Path: //usr/lib64/syslog-ng
Available-Modules: kvformat,afprog,afsocket,basicfuncs,linux-kmsg-format,graphite,cef,curl,add-contextual-data,date,json-plugin,pseudofile,afstomp,dbparser,confgen,cryptofuncs,syslogformat,disk-buffer,afuser,afamqp,csvparser,affile,system-source
Enable-Debug: off
Enable-GProf: off
Enable-Memtrace: off
Enable-IPv6: on
Enable-Spoof-Source: off
Enable-TCP-Wrapper: on
Enable-Linux-Caps: on

But I still don’t see where the wildcard-file is.

What Im missing to enable the wildcard-file module?

The conf file Ive created where I want to use it looks like this:

# syslog-ng conf file for central logging CLIENT: export
# export source
source s_export_recursive { wildcard-file(
    ); };
# export destination
destination d_export_app1 { tcp( port(601)); };
# export log
log { source(s_export_recursive); destination(d_export_app1); };

Eric Anderson | DevOps Engineer
E: eric.anderson at stonecroptech.com<mailto:michaelg at stonecroptech.com> | O: 212.500.2017 | M: 650.743.4598
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