[CentOS] logwatch question

Fri Oct 1 14:39:08 UTC 2010
Scott Silva <ssilva at sgvwater.com>

on 9-29-2010 2:43 PM lostson spake the following:
> Quoting M�rio Barbosa <mplbarbosa at clix.pt>:
>> LostSon wrote:
>>> Yes I did run newaliases and still no joy
>>> Mark Van Bogart <mark.vanbogart at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> Did you run 'newaliases' after editing /etc/aliases?
>>>> Sent from my iPhone
>>>> On Sep 28, 2010, at 6:27 AM, lostson <lostson at lostsonsvault.org> wrote:
>>>>> Hello
>>>>> A few weeks ago I started having problems with my system email or
>>>>> specifically my logwatch reports showing up in my inbox. I got most of
>>>>> those issues figued out except one now when i get an email from my
>>>>> system it has a title of this
>>>>> Cron <root at localhost> run-parts /etc/cron.daily
>>>>> with this message
>>>>> /etc/cron.daily/0logwatch:
>>>>> Recipient names must be specified
>> http://linuxhelp.blogspot.com/2005/06/sendmail-versatile-mail-server.html
>> Look for "Check if sendmail is identifying your station's hostname
>> correctly:"
>   Well a few weeks ago after updating, my logwatch reports just  
> stopped, i had some
> permission problems and other such things. So last night what i did was
>   yum remove sendmail logwatch
>   then i reinstalled them and was gettting the error
>   logwatch cannot execute sendmail -t
>   turns out that in the  /usr/share/---  logwatch.conf its says mailer  
> = " sendmail -t"
>   but that kicks in the error so in etc/logwatch/logwatch.conf if you add
>   mailer = "/usr/sbin/sendmail -t"
>   then the error goes away and logwatch reports start flowing back to  
> my inbox like normal
> so that fixed my error and all is well now. Talking with people last  
> night they said it
> was weird probably that a symlink was pointing to where it should be.  
> Weird thing was i
> did a fresh install on my laptop while working on my main machine last  
> night and was
> getting the exact same issue on a fresh install. but again applying  
> this fix made it work
> fine. So the question is now is, is it a logwatch issue or a sendmail  
> issue and if so
> where and how to fix
> it. I'm gonna write up a full bug report hopefully tonight and look  
> upstream as well to
> see if there are any bugs filed with RH about this as well.
>   LostSon
>   http://lostsonsvault.org
It seems to be a path issue... The environment that logwatch is running under
doesn't have /usr/sbin in its path, so it needs the full reference.