[syslog-ng] syslog-ng Open Source Edition official binary repository

Gergely Bodnár gergely.bodnar at balabit.com
Wed May 9 12:41:06 UTC 2018

Dear syslog-ng users,

Last autumn, we asked for your feedback (
on our plan to introduce official binary repositories for syslog-ng Open
Source Edition. The overwhelming majority of those who got back to us
agreed that it is fair to provide this service tied to a simple
registration. We are happy to announce that although a bit late compared to
our originally planned schedule, we are launching this service, first as a
test run with Debian Jessie packages. We will always host the latest
release, and these packages will be built and tested by us, so you won't
have to worry about dependencies - provided you are running a suitable
Linux distribution. We are planning to add an RPM repository as well in the
future, knowing well that many of our open source users require that.

How to use repository?
To use the newly introduced syslog-ng Open Source Edition Debian Jessie
repository, you only have to complete a few quick and easy steps.

1. Create a MyBalabit account (https://my.balabit.com/signup). Just click
on MyBalabit in the top right corner of the page, and then choose Sign Up
(under OS X, the sign up option will be hiding under the hamburger menu).
At the top of the form, there will be a drop down menu where you have to
specify why are you requesting access to this portal. Choose syslog-ng OSE
Binary Repository Access, then fill out the rest of the form, read and
agree to our privacy policy, then hit create you account.If you already
happen to have a MyBalabit account, simply log in and look for Request
Access in the top menu. Once in there, select syslog-ng OSE Binary
Repository Access and click on request access.

2. Once you finished with the initial steps, look for the Access tokens
option at the bottom of the left menu bar. In there, you will find your
token to be used with the syslog-ng OSE DEB repository. If for some reason
you need a new token, use the regenerate button.

3. Now you should be all set to configure your compatible Linux
distribution to access the repository.
# echo "deb http://JXJiI9Znyt:@apt.syslog-ng.com/syslog-ng-ose jessie main"
# apt-get update
# apt-get install --no-install-recommends -y curl
# curl http://JXJiI9Znyt@apt.syslog-ng.com/syslog-ng-ose/pubkey.gpg |
apt-key add -
# apt-get update
# apt-cache policy syslog-ng
# apt-get install syslog-ng
And that's it, you should be all set!

Please, don't forget that this is still very much a trial for us to gauge
the interest in such a service. Bugs might surface, the repository might be
inaccessible due to technical glitches, etc. We encourage you to share your
feedback with us. It would be much appreciated!

Gergely Bodnar

*Gergely Bodnar* | syslog-ng Product Owner
gergely.bodnar at balabit.com
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