0.20 | Updated: 23 Mar 2018



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Software Author(s):

  • Papertrail Inc.

remote_syslog2 0.20

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To install remote_syslog2, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade remote_syslog2, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall remote_syslog2, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to

4. Choose your deployment method:

choco upgrade remote-syslog2 -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade remote-syslog2 -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'"

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure remote-syslog2 installed
    name: remote-syslog2
    state: present
    version: 0.20
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

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chocolatey_package 'remote-syslog2' do
  action    :install
  version  '0.20'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: remote-syslog2,
    Version: 0.20,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller remote-syslog2
   Name     = 'remote-syslog2'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '0.20'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'remote-syslog2':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '0.20',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install remote-syslog2 version="0.20" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

This package was approved by moderator gep13 on 26 Mar 2018.


remote_syslog tails one or more log files and sends syslog messages to a
remote central syslog server. It generates packets itself, ignoring the system
syslog daemon, so its configuration doesn't affect system-wide logging.


  • Collecting logs from servers & daemons which don't natively support syslog
  • When reconfiguring the system logger is less convenient than a
    purpose-built daemon (e.g., automated app deployments)
  • Aggregating files not generated by daemons (e.g., package manager logs)

This code is tested with the hosted log management service Papertrail
and should work for transmitting to any syslog server.

remote_syslog2 is a rewrite of the ruby [remote_syslog] package. Not all
features of the ruby version are supported, and there are some backwards
incompatible changes.

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName            = "$env:chocolateyPackageName"
  url                    = ''
  url64bit               = ''
  UnzipLocation          = "$env:TMP"
  checksum               = 'd5f907200d7a49131ceea04d2d70bf903fde6985fd1c60106d98ab5cef5146c6'
  checksum64             = '933bedeb12d09be373924a40975232eb3c15030f4cea3599278f35289e4872e2'
  checksumType           = 'sha256'
  checksumType64         = 'sha256'
Install-ChocolateyZipPackage @packageArgs

$packageArgs = @{
  FileFullPath           = "$env:TMP\remote_syslog_windows_i386.tar"
  FileFullPath64         = "$env:TMP\remote_syslog_windows_amd64.tar"
  Destination            = "$(Split-Path -Parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
Get-ChocolateyUnzip @packageArgs

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Version Downloads Last Updated Status
remote_syslog2 0.19 88 Friday, August 10, 2018 Approved
remote_syslog2 0.18 81 Friday, August 10, 2018 Approved
remote_syslog2 0.17 87 Friday, August 10, 2018 Approved
remote_syslog2 0.16 85 Friday, August 10, 2018 Approved
remote_syslog2 0.15 97 Friday, August 10, 2018 Approved

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