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

Bjorn L. bl_logwatch2 at mblmail.net
Thu Oct 2 12:24:31 MST 2008


I don't know what is wrong, but maybe we can isolate the problem a bit
more.  Try executing the following stand-alone script, and see if it
hangs.  It is an excerpt from logwatch, where I think it might be failing.



Dale Morin wrote:
> 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?
> 
> 
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