Installing RSyslog 5 on RHEL 4 / 5

To have rsyslog working correctly on RHEL 4 or 5, some conditions have to be met. The method described has been tested with rsyslog 5.7.1.

First of all compile and install the dependencies.

  • gnutls-2.8.6.tar.bz2
  • libgcrypt-1.4.6.tar.gz
  • libgpg-error-1.9.tar.gz
  • libtasn1-2.2.tar.gz

After that, you can install rsyslog using the following commands:

./configure PKG_CONFIG_PATH=/usr/local/lib/pkgconfig --enable-gnutls
make install

It could happen, that the install might complain about gnutls.pc. Simply comment out the URL found near the start of the file /usr/local/lib/pkgconfig/gnutls.pc.

Credit for this find goes to Forum member Johann Reinhard (johannreinhard).

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