[Logwatch] logwatch is DOA - strace -f output included

Dale Morin dale at mustanginternetservices.com
Thu Oct 2 09:41:17 MST 2008


Thank you Mike.

> http://www.stellarcore.net/downloads/logwatch.20081002.tar.gz
> 
> If you unpack that and use the install_logwatch.sh you can install it 
> somewhere out of the way like /opt/ or /usr/local just answer all the 
> questions make a /tmp/logwatch_cvs directory and let it use that for tmp 
> so that it is really out of the way of the other version. Then try 
> running that one to see if it also dies.

I installed it in /opt/logwatch and ran it from there.  No difference in 
the behavior, it stopped after the "Logfile List" just as the previously 
installed version did.

On Monday (the last time this ran successfully) I ran apt-get as I 
usually do.  libc6 was updated on Monday, so this morning I rolled those 
updates back to the versions in place on Sunday.  I confirmed this using 
"dpkg -s libc6".

I am at a complete loss here, as the server continues to run, named is 
responding as you would expect, backups run properly, ntp is fine, login 
via ssh is fine, and the server reboots without any problems.

I read that there were some odd prpoblems with the latest libc6 update 
and that's what led me to roll back to the previous version.  Other than 
the apt-get upgrade, nothing else has changed on the box.

I can provide the strace output again if you'd like to see it.

Here are the top few lines from logwatch.pl as a confirmation that I'm 
running what you think I'm running:

#!/usr/bin/perl -w
use strict;
##########################################################################
# $Id: logwatch.pl,v 1.211 2008/05/09 01:05:29 mike Exp $
##########################################################################

Mike, thanks for staying with me on this mystery.

Suggestions?


-- 
Dale Morin, Mustang Internet Services, Inc.



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