[Logwatch] logwatch on Rawhide / Fedora Core 3

Mike Tremaine mgt at stellarcore.net
Tue Jan 25 15:56:43 MST 2005

On Sun, 2005-01-23 at 11:15, Michael Weiser wrote:
> Hello,
> attached are some patches to tweak logwatch for my Rawhide system which
> roughly corresponds to a Fedora Core 3 with custom updates. Particularly
> I run MailScanner 4.37.7 and uw-imap 2004c1 which have new or different
> log messages from what the scripts expect.
> In secure I simply ignore sshd and ipop3d. This may not be, what the
> author intended.
> The mailscanner script doesn't seem to be aware that one can have
> multiple virus scanners configured in MailScanner which will produce
> multiple log lines for the same message and virus found. I've just
> tweaked it to recognise f-prot.
> Additionally I found an annoying bug in the main logwatch.pl script. If
> two logfile group names begin with the same prefix, one of them may not
> be added to LogFileList since grep finds the other there already. This
> happened for me with the standard maillog and my two custom mail and
> mail.err logfile groups. A patch for that is attached as well.
> Thanks a lot for this very useful program and keep up the good work!

Some of these things already found their way into Beta6.0 you might want
to give that one a try and see which of your patches are still needed.

Mike Tremaine
mgt at stellarcore.net

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