Why is a feature not available in the syslog-ng package?
You can read about many interesting syslog-ng features in my blogs. However, it can happen that when you want to try them at home, you fail because the feature is missing. How can you solve such problems? In this blog, I discuss some of the possible solutions from installing sub-packages through using unofficial repositories, to upgrading your OS.
This blog focuses on RPM packages for openSUSE / SLES, Fedora / RHEL, and FreeBSD, because these are the packages I know – I am their maintainer. However, these problems and their solutions also apply to Debian / Ubuntu, and other Linux distributions.