[Logwatch-Devel] CVS commits to logwatch.pl and others [HUGE WARNING]

Kirk Bauer kirk at kaybee.org
Sun Sep 30 19:23:03 MST 2007

Thanks Mike, it looks great so far, that core code really needed an overhaul...

On 9/30/07, Mike Tremaine <mgt at stellarcore.net> wrote:
> I committed my cvs tree tonight. But it is untested!!! Do not try to use
> CVS in production until I have at least tried it myself.
> I will not post the diff for logwatch.pl because it is huge [I also
> committed onlyhost and hostlist]. I moved all the sub-routines to the
> bottom of the script [ I know some of you might hate this, sorry!] but I
> needed to be able to more easily follow the flow of the main program.
> I'll be adding more comments to the section so it will not be nearly so
> confusing trying to track some of this done.
> Besides the somewhat annoying change I also re-worked the splithost
> multihost problem. What we have now is 2 new switches
> --hostformat
> --hostlimit
> hostformat is none, split, splitmail to allow for the concept of
> splithost and multiemail
> hostlimit allows a comma separated list to be used to limit report to
> only those hosts listed.
> This code should be working but... I have not tested it more then a
> "perl -d logwatch.pl"... I need the base changes in before I work out
> the final details.
> Things that need to be tracked down still.
> 1) Check the matching in shared/onlyhost and shared/hostlist it seems
> like this might fail to match some log formats [it assume standard syslog.]
>   $line =~ m/^... .. ..:..:.. $hostname\b/io)
> 2) onlyhost is called in parselogs, but with --hostlimit set it would be
> better to also call it in the pre-processor to cut the temp logfiles
> down to only what is really needed. As it stands --hostlimit used with
> --hostformat will not work correctly. This is known and will be fixed.
> 3) The manpages need to updated to reflect all these changes.
> There are tons of comments tagged 8.0 which is were work has or is going
> on. Besides the three listed problems there are other issues that need
> to fix before 8.0 is here but at least it is getting closer. I hope to
> have these things put to rest this week and test on some real logs.
> Apologies to anyone who has been waiting on me and the slow rate of
> progress.
> -Mike
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Kirk Bauer <kirk at kaybee.org>
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