Updating the ESK stack (elasticsearch, syslog-ng, kibana)

Updating syslog-ng from 3.12.1-2 to 3.13.2-1

I got stuck with syslog-ng exiting with

Error initializing message pipeline; plugin name='java', location='#buffer:2:3'

I tried several things, from playing around with the client_lib_dir setting up to reinstalling openjdk in version 8 and 9 and reinstalling syslog-ng-core and syslog--ng-mod-* packages.

Finally. I returned to syslog-ng 3.12.1-2.

As I would like to use syslog-ng 3.13.2-1, I wrote a message to the syslog-ng mailing list: https://lists.balabit.hu/pipermail/syslog-ng/2017-December/024207.html

I hope this protects you from wasting hours like I did.

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