[CentOS] CentOS-6 - LogWatch

Tue Sep 15 01:28:23 UTC 2015
Always Learning <centos at u64.u22.net>

On Mon, 2015-09-14 at 14:51 -0400, James B. Byrne wrote:

> The Logwatch imapd service script distributed with CentOS-6 does not
> generate anything when I run logwatch --service all on a cyrus-imapd
> host.  Is this expected behaviour?  Is there a separate script for
> cyrus-imapd or are their configuration options required to get the
> existing script to work.

1. Check there is data in the log file(s).

2. Ensure Logwatch has the correct location and names of your log files.

Check:  /usr/share/logwatch/default.conf/logfiles/ - there should be a
'imapd' file there. I don't use imapd and there is no such file on my
instances of C6.

Using my /usr/share/logwatch/default.conf/logfiles/exim.conf as an
example (I don't use any of these entries):-

> # Which logfile group...
> LogFile = exim/main.log
> LogFile = exim/mainlog
> LogFile = exim4/mainlog
> Archive = exim/main.log.*
> Archive = archiv/exim/main.log.*
> Archive = exim/mainlog.*
> Archive = exim4/mainlog.*
> Archive = exim/main.log-*
> Archive = archiv/exim/main.log-*
> Archive = exim/mainlog-*
> Archive = exim4/mainlog-*

User changes should be in: /etc/logwatch/conf/logfiles

My /etc/logwatch/conf/logfiles/eximlog.conf has:-

> # Server 4
> # This is : /etc/logwatch/conf/logfiles/eximlog.conf
> # Referenced by : /etc/logwatch/conf/services/exim.conf
> LogFile = exim/m4.main
> Archive = /data/logs.old/exim/m4.main.*

3. The name I use 'eximlog.conf' is defined
in /etc/logwatch/conf/services/exim.conf

4. Check for a script in: /usr/share/logwatch/scripts/services/imapd

5. Put modifications (whole replacement scripts)
in /etc/logwatch/scripts/services/imapd

6. You can then test Logwatch by logging-on to the server and typing

	logwatch --print --service imapd  --range today

The range can also be: yesterday or even '-21 days' (with apostrophes)

The problem with log watch is far too many names identical or almost

Good Luck.


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