[Buildroot] [PATCH 1/1] package/syslog-ng: fix localstatdir directory.

Adam Duskett aduskett at gmail.com
Tue Jul 12 17:09:20 UTC 2016

syslog-ng is built with the default buildroot flag localstatdir=/var

This causes three issues:

1) syslog-ng creates two files (syslog-ng.ctl and syslog-ng.persist in /var)
which shouldn't have random files generated in it.

2) SELinux expects it in it's default directory /var/run.

3) This breakes read only file systems because /var/ usually isn't mounted as
a seperate filing system.

Setting the buildflag to the default /var/run
fixes all three of thee of these issues.

Signed-off-by: Adam Duskett <aduskett at codeblue.com>
 package/syslog-ng/syslog-ng.mk | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/package/syslog-ng/syslog-ng.mk b/package/syslog-ng/syslog-ng.mk
index 1acaad8..48a727e 100644
--- a/package/syslog-ng/syslog-ng.mk
+++ b/package/syslog-ng/syslog-ng.mk
@@ -13,7 +13,7 @@ SYSLOG_NG_DEPENDENCIES = host-bison host-flex host-pkgconf \
 	eventlog libglib2 openssl pcre
 # rabbit-mq needs -lrt
-SYSLOG_NG_CONF_OPTS = --disable-manpages
+SYSLOG_NG_CONF_OPTS = --disable-manpages --localstatedir=/var/run
 # We override busybox's S01logging init script
 ifeq ($(BR2_PACKAGE_BUSYBOX),y)

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