4 Replies Latest reply: Nov 13, 2012 1:42 AM by Avi Miller-Oracle RSS

    syslog-ng vs rsyslog OL5.8

    tbrinkmann
      Hi,
      two questions.

      First does anyone know a reason why I have to use rsyslog instead of sylog-ng on Oracle Linux 5.8.
      I mean on the OL5 repos there will be only rsyslog provided.

      Second is there any Oracle Linux repo provides syslog-ng packages and dependencies ?

      Thanks *T                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
        • 1. Re: syslog-ng vs rsyslog OL5.8
          Catch 22
          You'll probaly have to ask Red Hat. There are a number of blogs and sites discussing the difference and reasoning between the two. You can find it googling for "rsyslog vs syslog-ng".

          If you rather use syslog-ng, you can install it from the EPEL repository. The EPEL project (Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux) provides Red Hat Enterprise Linux and derivatives with additional common software. For more info: http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/EPEL

          For instance:

          <pre>
          wget http://download.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/5/i386/epel-release-5-4.noarch.rpm
          rpm -Uvh epel-release-5-4.noarch.rpm
          yum -y install syslog-ng
          ...
          Resolving Dependencies
          ...
          Transaction Summary
          (1/2): libnet-1.1.5-1.el5.x86_64.rpm | 58 kB 00:00
          (2/2): syslog-ng-2.1.4-9.el5.x86_64.rpm | 253 kB 00:00
          ...
          Importing GPG key 0x217521F6 "Fedora EPEL <epel@fedoraproject.org>" from /etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-EPEL
          ...
          Installed:
          syslog-ng.x86_64 0:2.1.4-9.el5

          </pre>
          • 2. Re: syslog-ng vs rsyslog OL5.8
            tbrinkmann
            Re,
            ok it looks like you anther that question. It dosen´t matter I read some blogs regarding to that topic but I
            hoped to get some extra experience from someone that face that question in the past.

            Does I can install any fedora / redhat packages into my oracle linux without having trouble with oracle support team ?

            *T                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
            • 4. Re: syslog-ng vs rsyslog OL5.8
              Avi Miller-Oracle
              tbrinkmann wrote:
              Does I can install any fedora / redhat packages into my oracle linux without having trouble with oracle support team ?
              No, it does not -- any package installed that doesn't come from the Oracle repositories is unsupported. Which means the support team may ask you to remove/replace them in cases where it's unclear as to whether the 3rd-party package is causing the problem.