Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 104658
logwatch missing sshd entries
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:57:39 EDT
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Description of problem:
logwatch is missing all the SSHD messages. After a little debugging, I
discovered that the problem is that it is running the filter removeheaders
*before* the filter "onlyservice sshd". Then, the SSHD filter gets no lines.
I tried to diagnose this further but have not gotten anywhere yet.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run "/etc/cron.daily/00-logwatch --print --service sshd --detail high
2. Look at the output (near the end) and you will see that removeheader was run
*** Bug 104662 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
In looking more into the code, the problem is in constructing the filter list
(around line 526, variable "FilterText"). I find it strange that the filters are
ordered by "reverse key" on the ServiceData. My understanding is that the keys
are not in any guaranteed order.
Maybe this is a problem with different versions of Perl. logwatch 2.6-2 appears
to work find on RedHat 7.3 with perl 5.6. logwatch 2.6-8 appears to be almost
the same, but RH8.0 is running Perl 5.8.
This seems okay on RHL9/FC1; can you reproduce on any of the recent
I don't have a RH9 machine to check, but it is working on FC1. Guess
the newer version of logwatch fixed the problem.
This appears to be fixed. Feel free to reopen if this is still an issue.