[Logwatch] Logwatch 7.3.4 doubles postfix entries

MrC lists-logwatch at cappella.us
Mon Apr 23 15:21:02 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
> 
> /usr/share/logwatch/default.conf/logfiles/maillog.conf.
> 
> 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.
> 
> Willi

I believe the correct approach is for the distro's to tailor the conf files
to their needs by placing customized versions in
/usr/share/logwatch/dist.conf/logfiles/.

MrC



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