FC5 - Logwatch reports stopped

Paul Howarth paul at city-fan.org
Fri May 12 14:29:42 UTC 2006

Don Russell wrote:
> Usually I receive a Logwatch report via e-mail everyday, timestamped at 
> 0402 LOCAL TIME.
> Today is the second day in a row I did not receive a report at all?
> I tried running logwatch as root with --print but after a minute or so, 
> there is nothing displayed and the command prompt is displayed again?
> What would cause logwatch to stop reporting things? Where are the log 
> files it uses to build the daily report?
> The report showed things such as which updates were installed, current 
> disk space, log in attempts (successful and failed)
> It's not as if none of those things happened.
> How does Logwatch get started each day? crontab -l doesn't show anything 
> for root?

$ ls -l /etc/cron.daily/0logwatch
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 39 Apr  5 04:58 /etc/cron.daily/0logwatch -> 

Don't know why it's stopped working for you.


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