[Logwatch] No email sent after 7.2 update

Mike Tremaine mgt at stellarcore.net
Tue Mar 28 11:55:10 MST 2006


On Tue, 2006-03-28 at 13:12 -0500, Don Levey wrote:
> I have two systems on which I run logwatch.  I upgraded logwatch (amongst
> other packages) on one on 3/23, and the other on 3/26.  After each of those
> upgrades, logwatch no longer sends email at all.  I can run it and send
> output to a save file without a problem, but nothing seems to get mailed
> even when I run it manually.  I can even specify a separate mail-to address
> on the command-line, but it doesn't help.  There is no output in either my
> mailer log or my system messages log.  One thing that I do see: when running
> manually, I get a message saying "no mail for root" (no matter what address
> I'm using as the recipient).  Anything else I can provide that would help
> diagnose this?
> 
> Vital stats:
> Fedora Core 4
> Logwatch version 7.2.1
> Sendmail version 8.13.6

By chance do you have the mailer changed in logwatch.conf...?

grep mailer /etc/logwatch/conf/logwatch.conf

By default it should be

mailer = "sendmail -t"

And is defined in the file

/usr/share/logwatch/default.conf/logwatch.conf

-Mike




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