Getting started with syslog-ng
Lightning guide to understand the basics of the project
The syslog-ng team has started this guide to widen the community of
contributors by providing a short and fair description to the project.
This document was written for users and developers. You can find sections
about installing syslog-ng, others are for introducing you to the tools
and techniques we use.
We hope that you will find our GitBook useful and will be ready
to create your own ideas.
Feel free to contribute and propose your chapter ideas.
available here: syslog-ng-gitbook
The syslog-ng project
available here: syslog-ng
We use waffle.io to track the issues.
We are planning to use CI with the repository to avoid typos and compile errors.
You can find a
Vagrantfile in the repository that you can use to install a development environment to test your modifications.
- Install VirtualBox for we use it as a provider of the devenv. Naturally you can use other providers like Docker, VMware. Read more
- Install Vagrant
- Run the shell commands below in the root directory of the project
vagrant box add ubuntu/trusty # downloading the proper image vagrant up # powering up your vm vagrant ssh # ssh into the vm
- In the VM go to
/home/vagrant/projectand use the
gitbook servecommand to start compiling the book. You can reach the locally rendered GitBook on
- We use branches to isolate the modifications to different chapters. Please send the PR to the proper branch you made your modifications to.
- Please test your modifications using the
Vagrantfileprovided. Later TravisCI will also run some tests on the repository to avoid problems.