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Recommended update for syslog-ng


(Last modified: 03AUG2007)

solutions Recommended update for syslog-ng SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (f81ad1403de36c7251f9b81925eeac3b)

Applies to

Package: syslog-ng
Product(s): SUSE CORE 9 for x86
SUSE CORE 9 for Itanium Processor Family
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM S/390 31bit
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM zSeries 64bit
SUSE CORE 9 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
Novell Linux POS 9
Open Enterprise Server
Patch: patch-11692
Release: 20070803
Obsoletes: none


Everyone using syslog-ng should install this update.




This update provides several fixes to the syslog-ng package:
  • Fix to avoid startup failure in case the initial connect to a unix socket destination fails. Instead, reinit the driver after time_reopen secs (option). (#177961)
  • Fix to use socklen_t instead of size_t, that has caused to log the own instead of the remote hostname on 64 bit (s390x). (#205209)
  • Implement checks to detect recursive filter definitions. (#240676)
  • Fix to set signal handlers before the config and thus the log destinations are initialized to avoid the creation of zombie processes when a program (e.g. destination) fails to execute, e.g. because the apparmor profile prohibits it. (#250562)
  • Fix to update cached hostname on SIGHUP (reload) (#116466)
  • Fix default config file to use the pipe driver in the console destination and /dev/console instead of /dev/tty10 on s390, because the tty10 device may not exists (as on s390) and the file driver creates a regular file then. (#278741)
  • Fix to log parse errors while reload/SIGHUP. (#257101)
Furthermore, the post install script of the RPM package now removes any regular file /dev/tty10 and (except on s390/s390x) re-creates it as a character device.


Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Fvh syslog-ng.rpm

links to download packages

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