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Tue Jul 17 09:46:32 MST 2007
Anil Thapa wrote:
> how do i run this automatically with everyday schedule ?
The answer to that is somewhat distribution specific, but will pretty
much always involve the cron scheduling program.
On a Debian system, this is controlled by the script
/etc/cron.daily/00logwatch, which essentially just runs
/usr/sbin/logwatch each day.
What distribution are you using and did you install logwatch from a
package or from the tar file?
> 2) i have another linux box which gives me error like this
> Can't exec "sendmail": No such file or directory at
> /usr/share/logwatch/scripts/logwatch.pl line 1006, <TESTFILE> line 2.
> Can't execute sendmail -t: No such file or directory
> How can i fix this.
Modify/create the file /etc/logwatch/conf/logwatch.conf so it contains
mailer = "/usr/sbin/sendmail -t"
while adjusting the '/usr/sbin/' portion to reflect the location of your
sendmail command. This command:
find /usr/bin /usr/sbin/ /sbin /bin /usr/lib -name sendmail
should help you find where it is located. If it turns up nothing, you
might need to install a Mail transport Agent (MTA), such as Postfix.
Search your distribution's package repository for such a package.
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