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Re: syslog-ng: some packaging glitches


On Thu, Mar 19, 2009 at 17:36, Julio Emanuel <> wrote:
> Hi Corinna (I think this is with you),
> I've been struggling with a small (but deadly) problem in the current
> syslog-ng package:
> ~ $ cygcheck -c syslog-ng
> Cygwin Package Information
> Package       ÂVersion    ÂStatus
> syslog-ng      Â3.0.1-1    ÂOK
> The service could not be started after running syslog-ng-config,
> complaining like this: "Improperly formatted configuration pragma,
> colon expected; line='@version 3.0\x0a'".

This still happens :(

... and that's normal, because there were no new syslog releases since! :)

The patch (in correct order this time):

~ $ diff -u /usr/bin/syslog-ng-config.old /usr/bin/syslog-ng-config
--- /usr/bin/syslog-ng-config.old       2009-09-28 16:15:27.367887300 +0100
+++ /usr/bin/syslog-ng-config   2009-09-28 16:15:50.197327200 +0100
@@ -205,7 +205,7 @@
   echo "Creating default ${SYSCONFDIR}/syslog-ng.conf file"
   cat > ${SYSCONFDIR}/syslog-ng.conf << EOF
-@version 3.0
+@version: 3.0
 options {

Could we have a 3.0.1-2, please? Or a 3.0.x whatever. I recall that
there were some other problems, but those related with upstream code.
I'll probably bump  into them in the new few hours :(

Also, as a sidenote, It's very disturbing finding that I'm the only
syslog-ng cygwin user in this 6+ months!?
At least I've no other explanation why no one else had problems with

Julio Costa

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