Installing syslog-ng OSE 3.7.1 on RHEL6 and CentOS6


There is still a surprisingly large number of people running RHEL/CentOS version 6 machines, so I have created syslog-ng 3.7.1 packages for this aging operating system as well. As for any syslog-ng OSE packages, there is no official support for it from BalaBit. Especially because this package is a wild mixture of the old EPEL6 and the current Fedora Rawhide package. It breaks many of the packaging rules, which has the advantage that almost all possible features could be enabled, even those that are only available with bundled libraries or by breaking /usr vs. / boundaries.

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  • new features
  • changes in packaging
  • download location
  • installation instructions