[Logwatch] Logwatch 7.3.4 doubles postfix entries

Willi Mann willi at wm1.at
Sat Apr 21 01:18:27 MST 2007

> since I've been using logwatch on debian, it has always been working  
> just fine. However, since I recently upgraded logwatch to a never  
> version than what's included in the apt repository, I see all postfix  
> entries in the daily report counted twice. I.e., when I've actually  
> sent one mail to a certain domain yesterday, it will be shown as two  
> in todays report.
> Now that's not a big deal, but I'd still like to iron it out one day.  
> Could somebody please point me into the right direction of where to  
> look for the cause of that error? Kind regards,

The quick fix is to remove any line with the string syslog from the file


The problem is that the default syslog configuration puts mail log
messages to mail.log and syslog.

This bug is also in the current etch version.


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