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I am currently trying to perform an IP lookup in the MaxMind/GeoIP DB lookup via the mmdblookup module of rsyslog. (https://www.rsyslog.com/doc/v8-stable/configuration/modules/mmdblookup.html)

As part of the instructions, they specify that I need to (to use the module) to :

To compile Rsyslog with mmdblookup you’ll need to

  • install libmaxminddb-devel package

  • set –enable-mmdblookup on configure

I have no idea what that means, can somebody explain to me what I am supposed to do to use this module?

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    Welcome to the U&L SE. I don't have an Ubuntu system to provide a definitive answer, so I'll leave a comment here to get you started. The instructions mean that you will need to download the source code for rsyslog and the mmdblookup module, and then compile it on your system. This document should provide a decent start: Installing rsyslog from Source – Haxiel Jan 19 at 15:51

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