The rocket-fast system for log processing

rsyslog 8.32.0 (v8-stable) released

Today, we release rsyslog 8.32.0. This realease, again, sports a vast number of changes. E.g. there are a number of new or updated build requirements, namely: libfastjson 0.99.8, libczmq >= 3.0.2 and libcurl. Otherwise most notably is the major update that ompgsql has received through contribution. Other changes include modules like pmrfc3164, omhiredis, mmexternal, omprog, imfile, omfile, mmpstrucdata. The full list of changes to rsyslog can be reviewed in the Changelog.

We have also made some major changes to the RHEL/CentOS packages for rsyslog. We are now using a modified spec file from the CentOS base repository for building the EL7 release RPM. We decided to go this way out of several reasons. The major reason was a huge issue with the startup scripts that we used, which did not really work well on EL7 systems. More details are available here: and here:

Another reason is, that we wanted to make our own RPMs more similar to those in the base repository to avoid major conflicts in the future. That also means, that some additional module packages are not available anymore, because they are now included in the base rsyslog package (mmanon, mmutf8fix, ommail and pmaixforwardedfrom). All other additional sub-packages are still available.

Because the Launchpad build environment [1] is currently unavailable, we cannot produce packages for Ubuntu at the moment. They will be published once the systems are available again.



As always, feedback is appreciated.

Best regards,
Florian Riedl