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Old 10-17-2016, 04:50 AM   #1
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Question Syslog-ng on FreeBSD

Hi everyone;

Could really use some help. I've installed FreeBSD on a computer and am looking to set up a Syslog server on it. I found a tutorial online but the first step is to install syslog-ng which I tried with the command:

#cd /usr/ports/sysutils/syslog-ng
#make install clean
However I get this message:
"Couldn't fetch it - please try to retrieve this port manually into /usr/ports/distfiles/ and try again."
Not sure what to do here, any help is appreciated!
Old 10-17-2016, 05:02 AM   #2
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Most likely github was temporarily unavailable or you had a network problem. If you don't need extra functions, I'd recommend a simple:

pkg install syslog-ng

This will download and install a binary package with the most commonly used features of syslog-ng.
Old 10-17-2016, 05:17 AM   #3
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Looks like this didn't work either, I think it's a network issue. I tried pinging Google's IP:

and got this message:

ping: sendto: No buffer space available
even though i'm certain the cable is connected; I even have a second computer running through the same router working fine.


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