syslog-ng - Enhanced system logging daemon (metapackage)

Property Value
Distribution Debian 9 (Stretch)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package filename syslog-ng_3.8.1-10_all.deb
Package name syslog-ng
Package version 3.8.1
Package release 10
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Category admin admin::accounting admin::boot admin::kernel admin::logging admin::monitoring interface::daemon network::server role::metapackage role::program use::checking use::monitor use::storing works-with::logfile
License -
Maintainer syslog-ng maintainers <>
Download size 25.80 KB
Installed size 44.00 KB
syslog-ng is an enhanced log daemon, supporting a wide range of input
and output methods: syslog, unstructured text, message queues,
databases (SQL and NoSQL alike) and more.
Key features:
* receive and send RFC3164 and RFC5424 style syslog messages
* work with any kind of unstructured data
* receive and send JSON formatted messages
* classify and structure logs with builtin parsers (csv-parser(),
db-parser(), etc.)
* normalize, crunch and process logs as they flow through the system
* hand on messages for further processing using message queues (like
AMQP), files or databases (like PostgreSQL or MongoDB).
This package is a metapackage, depending on the rest of syslog-ng,
including all available plugins. It can be safely removed, if only
parts of syslog-ng need to be installed.


Package Version Architecture Repository
syslog-ng_3.8.1-10_all.deb 3.8.1 all Debian Main
syslog-ng - - -


Name Value
syslog-ng-core >= 3.8.1
syslog-ng-mod-json -
syslog-ng-mod-mongodb -
syslog-ng-mod-sql -


Type URL
Binary Package syslog-ng_3.8.1-10_all.deb
Source Package syslog-ng

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install syslog-ng deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install syslog-ng




2017-02-05 - Laszlo Boszormenyi (GCS) <>
syslog-ng (3.8.1-10) unstable; urgency=medium
* Fix segfault in X509_STORE_CTX_get_app_data(ctx) (closes: #850743).
2016-12-22 - Laszlo Boszormenyi (GCS) <>
syslog-ng (3.8.1-9) unstable; urgency=medium
* Fix build with OpenSSL 1.1 (closes: #848786).
2016-12-11 - SZALAY Attila <>
syslog-ng (3.8.1-8) unstable; urgency=medium
* [ee388fd] Declaring breaks because of file moving (Closes: 847708)
* [1ebe21f] Switch to unstable repo
* [18653b3] Added testing upgrade capability
2016-12-06 - SZALAY Attila <>
syslog-ng (3.8.1-7) unstable; urgency=medium
* [45109e3] Moved templates depending on json to mod-json (Closes: #845799)
* [023a862] Added some more testcases to autopkg
2016-11-18 - SZALAY Attila <>
syslog-ng (3.8.1-6) unstable; urgency=medium
* [41f337f] Updated configuration.
Removed the deprecated defines from scl.conf
and upgraded the version of the configuration
file. (Closes: #843937)
2016-11-05 - SZALAY Attila <>
syslog-ng (3.8.1-5) unstable; urgency=medium
* [05e9749] Revert export method to head.
Much cleaner and can be changed in parameter list
if needed
* [6b49e04] Added basic test to check if syslog-ng can start
* [80260f3] Added tzdata dependency, needed by a testcase.
Because tzdata is neither essential nor build-essential
package explicit build-dependency is needed. (Closes: #839449)
* [e68e244] Upgraded ABI version to 3.8
* [1241045] Temporally stay with the libssl-1.0 until upstream fix this
(Closes: #828565)
* [c8dc698] Added dependency to lsb-base as lintian suggested
2016-09-11 - SZALAY Attila <>
syslog-ng (3.8.1-4) experimental; urgency=medium
* [6b459d5] Bumped policy version to 3.9.8
* [de6480c] Added patch to fix man page line breaking issue
* [221a51e] Added new module: add-contextual-data
* [6733853] Removing unnecessary parts.
Removing commented out parts and also
parts which are obsoleted.
* [bb61029] Fixed Vcs field in debian/control
* [3d07696] Changed export method to Workspace.
With this change it is possible to build a debian package
from syslog-ng with the help of git-buildpackage and without
committing the change first.
* [f7a25e3] Enforce re-generating the man pages
* [abc4899] Remove unneeded files from build stage dir.
To make the --list-missing more practical.
2016-09-02 - SZALAY Attila <>
syslog-ng (3.8.1-3) experimental; urgency=medium
* [e1adb55] Fixed debian/changelog wrapping
* [c3d1395] Do not use embedded libraries when possible
* [6f73327] Follow the upstream decision to change mongodb library
* [f893b95] Added patch to fix compile issue with system provided mongodbc
* [46ff5cd] Enabled rabbitmq module
2016-08-30 - SZALAY Attila <>
syslog-ng (3.8.1-2) experimental; urgency=medium
* [fc743d9] Added upstream patch fixing hurd-i386 compilation
* [0efe489] Do not try to install systemd related things on kfreebsd
2016-08-26 - SZALAY Attila <>
syslog-ng (3.8.1-1) experimental; urgency=medium
* [469c62c] Revert to the old watch file.
The tags does not work, because the downloaded archive does not
contain some essential part of the distribution.
* [b1f13dc] Imported Upstream version 3.8.1
* [da4ae60] Added import-orig options to exclude the .git files and the
debian directory
* [c29eaa1] Removed test patches
* [f7197f1] Added new dependencies needed by new test cases
* [cdfc0cc] Removed datadir which is not needed any more
* [e16ea28] Added new files to the appropriate package.
Also removed hack installing system init script.
* [da85f54] Added native connector to the dev package

See Also

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sysprof_3.22.2-1_i386.deb system-wide Linux profiler
sysprofile_0.3.9_all.deb Modularized system wide shell configuration mechanism
sysrqd_14-1+b2_i386.deb small daemon intended to manage Linux SysRq over network
sysstat_11.4.3-2_i386.deb system performance tools for Linux
system-config-lvm_1.1.18-3_all.deb utility for graphically configuring Logical Volumes
system-config-printer-common_1.5.7-3_all.deb backend and the translation files for system-config-printer
system-config-printer-udev_1.5.7-3_i386.deb Utilities to detect and configure printers automatically
system-config-printer_1.5.7-3_all.deb graphical interface to configure the printing system
system-tools-backends-dev_2.10.2-3_all.deb System Tools to manage computer configuration -- development files
system-tools-backends_2.10.2-3+b1_i386.deb System Tools to manage computer configuration -- scripts
systemd-bootchart_231-1_i386.deb boot performance graphing tool
systemd-container_232-25+deb9u11_i386.deb systemd container/nspawn tools