Logwatch Update

Ken A ka at pacific.net
Wed Oct 4 16:30:55 IST 2006

Steve Campbell wrote:
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Ryan Weaver" <ryanw at falsehope.com>
> To: "'MailScanner discussion'" <mailscanner at lists.mailscanner.info>
> Sent: Wednesday, October 04, 2006 7:08 AM
> Subject: RE: Logwatch Update
>> ----Original Message----
>> From: Mike Tremaine
>> Sent: Tuesday, October 03, 2006 11:20 PM
>> To: mailscanner at lists.mailscanner.info
>> Subject: RE: Logwatch Update (Phil Udel)
>> <snip>
>>> Or you can always get in out of cvs at logwatch.org. Having said
>>> that I'll see if I can roll your changes into the current version.
>>> I'd also encourge you [and everyone who uses logwatch] to upgrade
>>> to the 7.3.1 release it.
>>> -Mike
>> If you are running RedHat or CentOS, the Razor's Edge RPM Repository 
>> keeps
>> logwatch fairly up to date.... http://rpm.razorsedge.org/
>> Thanks,
>> Ryan
>> -- 
> I just upgraded the logwatch on my CentOS 3 machine from the link above. 
> A general pair of questions about all of this:
> 1. I run the cron.daily logwatch and would like to email myself when 
> this is run. Cron seems to want to run this and mail to root. I changed 
> the logwatch.conf file (in a few different places) to "mailto" my 
> address, but it still mails to root. Anyone know which of the four or 
> five logwatch.conf files will correct this?

Add this above the logwatch cron job in your root crontab:
MAILTO="you at yourdomain.com"

Ken A.

> 2. If I upgraded, what do I do with the file attached in the earlier 
> posts? I do see ClamAV and other new stuff in the report, but will the 
> attached file make a difference in what I get with the off-the-shelf RPM 
> from above?
> Thanks
> Steve

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