syslog-ng backports for Debian and Ubuntu
The latest stable releases of Debian and Ubuntu contain an ancient syslog-ng release, version 2.0.9. While it was a great release, many interesting features were added to syslog-ng in the past few years. These include SSL, database support and pattern-db. Those who use the testing branches of the distributions already have version 3.1 of syslog-ng at their hand. But those who stick to stable releases are not left alone.
Debian 5.0 had it already available in the past few month: http://packages.debian.org/lenny-backports/syslog-ng
There is a backport under way for Ubunty 10.4 too. One can track progress at https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/623354 A test package is already available. It works without any problems on my machines and others found not problems either. Instructions how to install it are available at https://launchpad.net/~ubuntu-backports-testers/+archive/ppa Hopefully it will soon move out from the testers repository, but until that you can test it and provide feedback, which could speed up the process.