+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #1221903 +++
Description of problem:
/etc/cron.daily/0logwatch is not marked as a configuration file, so any change to it is not preserved. This makes impossible to customize logwatch behaviour, as with any update the cron script is replaced; making logwatch pretty useless.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install logwatch
2. Edit /etc/cron.daily/0logwatch
3. Reinstall or update logwatch
The file is overwritten, it should not be.
The file should not be overwritten and should be preserved.
Fedora logwatch package has the proper fix in place since August 2013 (!):
While RHEL 7, being branched before, does not have it. Please backport the fix, it is simply as marking the logwatch file %config(noreplace).
--- Additional comment from Simone Caronni on 2015-05-15 10:18:40 CEST ---
*Note* that in RHEL (centos) 6 adding "save = /some/file" to logwatch.conf worked last I tried so this was "notabug" at least as far as changing the output destination goes.
In centos 7 cron.daily/0logwatch runs it with "--output=mail" overriding logwatch.conf -- that is the problem as far as I'm concerned.
Since the problem described in this bug report should be
resolved in a recent advisory, it has been closed with a
resolution of ERRATA.
For information on the advisory, and where to find the updated
files, follow the link below.
If the solution does not work for you, open a new bug report.