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Logwatch is old?!

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by cyberspirit, Aug 5, 2004.

  1. cyberspirit

    cyberspirit BANNED

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    It seems that logwatch on a cpanel system is version 4.3.2. and the current version is 5.2.2.
    Did anyone update with the new rpm and does it work flawlessly?
     
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    1. Its not installed by cpanel, but is installed by your OS.
    2. You are comparing redhats version with the official release. Redhat don't often update software with features but rather patch working version against vulnerabilities. If you want to install the non redhat version for whatever reason, remove the redhat rpm and install the one you want, AT YOUR OWN RISK.
     
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    I install the latest logwatch on all my servers and it works just fine.
     
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    Hey chirpy, what's the process you used to install the latest logwatch?
    I'm on RHE 3 and would like to upgrade myself.

    Did you just uninstall 4.3.2 and install 5.2.2 with no additional configuration? or did you just force the rpm install over 4.3.2?

    Thanks,
    Chew
     
  5. chirpy

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    rpm -Uvf ftp://ftp.kaybee.org/pub/redhat/RPMS/noarch/logwatch-5.2.2-1.noarch.rpm
     
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    Thanks a ton chirpy! You da man!

    Chew
     
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    I do not follow logwatch development. Is there an advantage versus the security patched versions?
     
  8. chirpy

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    The new one reports more information. It has a nice MailScanner report (for those that use it) and, of course, it fixes a major security hole.
     
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    Thank you.

    Here is the logwatch changelog for those they may be interested.

    I did not get a chance yet to look at the RH patched version changelog (if there is one).
     
  10. eazistore

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    Hi chirpy,

    Thanks a lot for your tips!
    It's working with your instruction above.

    Now our LogWatch showing it's 5.2.2


    ################### LogWatch 5.2.2 (06/23/04) ####################
    Processing Initiated: Fri Aug 6 01:38:07 2004
    Date Range Processed: yesterday
    Detail Level of Output: 0
    Logfiles for Host: server.ourserver.com #################

    --------------------- IMAP Begin ------------------------

    [IMAPd] Logout stats:
    ====================
    User | Logouts | Downloaded | Mbox Size
    --------------------------------------- | ------- | ---------- | ----------
    ??? domain=??? | 1 | |
    janicefong domain=somedom.net | 16 | |
    optimal domain=??? | 35 | |
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    52 | 0 | 0



    Care to eleborate what does the above boxes mean?

    Sincerely,
    Vince
     
  11. chirpy

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    It's giving you information about an IMAP login - nothing exciting ;)
     
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    Yes, you can.
     
  14. jester.ro

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    has anybody tried it on fedora core 1?

    the update i mean.
    rpm -qa shows logwatch-4.3.2-2.1 on my servers.
     
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    Yup, I run it on Fedora Core 1 too ;)
     
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    Do I just the run the above ^ command, or do I need to uninstall the old version first?
     
  17. chirpy

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    Just run it, rpm will handle the upgrade/install.
     
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    Yeap. I use the command chirpy gave and it's running fine on my box too.
    Fedora Core 1.

    rpm -Uvf ftp://ftp.kaybee.org/pub/redhat/RPMS/noarch/logwatch-5.2.2-1.noarch.rpm

    Last time it use to be
    ################### LogWatch 4.3.2 (02/18/03) ####################
    Processing Initiated: Mon Aug 2 04:02:04 2004
    Date Range Processed: yesterday
    Detail Level of Output: 0
    Logfiles for Host: server.ourserver.com ################################################################

    and now :)

    ################### LogWatch 5.2.2 (06/23/04) ####################
    Processing Initiated: Fri Aug 6 01:38:07 2004
    Date Range Processed: yesterday
    Detail Level of Output: 0
    Logfiles for Host: server.ourserver.com #################
     
  19. chae

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    Hi Yah,

    Install went on no problems with us - Thank You and the reports are a lot better though not sure about the following errors:-

    ERROR: Could not open /etc/mail/local-host-names
    ERROR: Could not open /etc/mail/access

    That folders are not on our box and couldn't see a variable to change so we didn't get the error.

    Apart from that :D

    Running RH9

    Forget that I just seen that it was for "sendmail" reports & we're running exim
     
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    LogWatch is a software that comes installed with fedora and other redhat flavours. It has nothing to do with cPanel. It does not just presents logs related to cpanel. So it's normal to have those errors, it's looking for sendmail, and you don't have it.


    /me running 5.2.2 on fedora 1. 10x chirpy
     
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