Looks like the latest version of syslog-ng requires glibc 2.4, and judging by this
thread, I am not going to get this to work on CentOS 4.4 at all
I guess I will have to try to run an older version.
edit: just tried 1.9 with eventlog 2.4, and I get the same error. I am wondering if CentOS is even a good choice for a syslog server.