[arch-general] [arch-dev-public] syslog-ng build error

Gerardo Exequiel Pozzi vmlinuz386 at yahoo.com.ar
Thu May 28 15:45:14 EDT 2009

Jan de Groot wrote:
> On Wed, 2009-05-27 at 21:13 -0300, Gerardo Exequiel Pozzi wrote:
>> In any way, I would like to know the opinion of the developers. If you
>> continue with the current compilation of syslog-ng (mixed) or move to
>> a
>> fully shared.
> I would say: fully shared.
> Doing so would introduce eventlog (108K), glib2 (10336K), pcre (2164K),
> gcc-libs (9068K), libcap (185K).
> Eventlog, gcc-libs and libcap aren't a problem at all, they're small and
> in case of gcc-libs already required on the system.
> For glib2, it's "huge", but given the fact that many people have this
> thing installed for other purposes anyways, I don't see the problem
> here. People with minimal systems could get rid of /usr/include anyways,
> which is where the most space is taken in case of glib2.

Here is the patch [#1]

* Update the latest syslog-ng 3.0.2
* Fixed the license
* Removed uid.patch, not ncessary anymore, already fixed in 3.0.2
* Fixed missing \ in configure options so the rest option was discarded.
* Added two linked flags to reduce the numbers of unused direct depends.
* Shared mode is now default in 3.0.2

Resulting binary is 238K vs 2M

$ readelf -d /usr/sbin/syslog-ng | awk '/NEEDED/{print $5}'

[#1] http://bugs.archlinux.org/task/14214#comment44342

Gerardo Exequiel Pozzi ( djgera )
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