Last autumn, we asked for your feedback on our plan to introduce official binary repositories for syslog-ng Open Source Edition. The overwhelming majority of those who got back to us agreed that it is fair to provide this service tied to a simple registration. We are happy to announce that although a bit late compared to our originally planned schedule, we are launching this service, first as a test run with Debian Jessie packages. We will always host the latest release, and these packages will be built and tested by us, so you won’t have to worry about dependencies – provided you are running a suitable Linux distribution. We are planning to add an RPM repository as well in the future, knowing well that many of our open source users require that.
To use the newly introduced syslog-ng Open Source Edition Debian Jessie repository, you only have to complete a few quick and easy steps.
echo "deb http://JXJiI9Znyt:@apt.syslog-ng.com/syslog-ng-ose jessie main" >/etc/apt/sources.list.d/oserepo.list
apt-get install --no-install-recommends -y curl
curl http://JXJiI9Znyt@apt.syslog-ng.com/syslog-ng-ose/pubkey.gpg | apt-key add -
apt-cache policy syslog-ng
apt-get install syslog-ng
And that’s it, you should be all set!
Please, don’t forget that this is still very much a trial for us to gauge the interest in such a service. Bugs might surface, the repository might be inaccessible due to technical glitches, etc. We encourage you to sign up to our syslog-ng OSE mailing list (if you haven’t done that already) and share your feedback with us. It would be much appreciated!