[Logwatch] Logwatch dies on Debian Etch

Benjamin Bolbach ben at boh.li
Tue May 15 04:47:57 MST 2007

Hi @all,


after upgrading from Debian sarge to etch, logwatch dies.

Even a reinstall / purge + install did not help at all.


When I run logwatch manually, the dir in /tmp just remains.

After another try i just get the message that logwatch exited by

accident and that I should remove it. 

but non the less this does not help me to get logwatch sending

me mails or statically creating the report.


This is an exampleouput if I run logwatch with print=Yes in the config:


You have old files in your logwatch tmpdir (/tmp):




The directories listed above were most likely created by a

logwatch run that failed to complete successfully.  If so, you

may delete these directories.


No mail for root


When I run logwatch –debug high here are the last lines before logwatch

stops, but that don’t really helps me:


Processing Service: afpd

 ( cat /tmp/logwatch.SLx8SkT4/messages  |  /usr/bin/perl
/usr/share/logwatch/scripts/shared/onlyservice 'afpd' |/usr/bin/perl
/usr/share/logwatch/scripts/shared/removeheaders '' |/usr/bin/perl
/usr/share/logwatch/scripts/services/afpd) 2>&1

No mail for root



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