Posts Tagged ‘EPEL’
Recently more and more people want to use syslog-ng with database support enabled on CentOS 5, RHEL5 & Co. The syslog-ng package in EPEL does not support it, as libdbi there is too old. But compiling your own database enabled syslog-ng is not a difficult job. This howto is based on input from the syslog-ng mailing list, but tries to install less additional software to the system.
The EPEL project (Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux) provides Red Hat Enterprise Linux and derivatives with additional high quality packages. Syslog-ng was available for EPEL5 for a long time and is now also added to EPEL6, which provides packages for RHEL6. CentOS is gaining a strong presence in web serving, as almost one third of web servers are now running on this OS: http://blogs.computerworld.com/16596/the_most_popular_web_server_linux_is CentOS 6 should be released any day now. Scientific Linux ( http://www.scientificlinux.org/ ) is developed at CERN and used world wide by the research and higher education community. Version 6 of SL is already available.