[Date Prev][Date Next]   [Thread Prev][Thread Next]   [Thread Index] [Date Index] [Author Index]

Re: Yum and Logwatch Reports



On Thu, 2005-04-07 at 14:47 -0400, Arthur Pemberton wrote: 
> Paul Howarth wrote:
> 
> > Don Maxwell wrote:
> >
> >> After upgrading from FC2 to FC3 (which was a SMOOTH and easy upgrade)
> >> my logwatch reports no longer include a section on yum activity.  I
> >> have compared the old logwatch.conf and yum.conf files, but did not
> >> catch a difference which might be a factor.
> >>
> >> I choose to let yum automatically install changed rpm files.  Yes, I
> >> know this can be dangerous, but I prefer the risk of potential
> >> surprises over the risk of not getting around to manual involvement in
> >> updates.
> >>
> >> In FC1 and FC2, the "yum" sections were useful so that I could get a
> >> sense of what changed that showed up in my Tripwire reports.
> >>
> >> Any ideas?
> >
> >
> > https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=140429
> >
> > Until such time as an official update comes out, I'll maintain an 
> > updated logwatch package that contains Gilles Detillieux's patch to 
> > fix this bug (see bugzilla entry above) at:
> >
> > http://www.city-fan.org/ftp/contrib/sysutils/
> >
> > Cheers, Paul.
> >
> Could you possibly summarise the manual changes to be made to fix the 
> problem?

The problem is that logwatch is configured to use the wrong date format
when parsing the yum log file. In order to fix this, a custom date-
parsing script is needed. This is the attachment to Comment #9 in the
bugzilla report referenced above, which should be put in the
file /etc/log.d/scripts/logfiles/yum/applydate (you'll probably need to
create the directory /etc/log.d/scripts/logfiles/yum and make the script
executable). The other thing you need to do is to
edit /etc/log.d/conf/logfiles/yum.conf and remove the line that says
"*ApplyUSDate", again as mentioned in Comment #9.

Paul.
-- 
Paul Howarth <paul city-fan org>


[Date Prev][Date Next]   [Thread Prev][Thread Next]   [Thread Index] [Date Index] [Author Index]