[CentOS] Centos 8 and logwatch

Fri Nov 13 12:36:34 UTC 2020
J Martin Rushton <martinrushton56 at btinternet.com>

Hmm, it works fine for me, both as a cron job and when run directly.  My 
system was last patched about 2 hours ago.

Are you getting any mail?

$ mail mail
Subject: test

If you get no message then logwatch isn't your issue.  Next check your 
cron file, it ought to be in /etc/cron.daily/0logwatch

Ensure that LOGWATCH_SCRIPT actually points to the code (typically 

Check that the line for the following line:
OPTIONS="--output mail"

The actual invocation on my system is:
$LOGWATCH_SCRIPT --range="between $day and yesterday" $OPTIONS

As a final resort, edit 0logwatch and add the line "set -vx" just above 
the invocation.  This will generate output which cron will attempt to 
send to root.


On 13/11/2020 12:03, Blaž Bogataj wrote:
> Hello
> I am trying to get logwatch working on CentOS 8. System is fully updated.
> Usually install minimal version and then add only necessary with yum.
> On CentOS 7: install logwatch and get daily logwatch report on mail.
> On CentOS 8: install logwatch but no way to get mail.
> Am I doing something wrong? Or miss something?
> Thanks in advance
> Blaz
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J Martin Rushton MBCS