Bug 169057 - nightly yum cron updates not shown by logwatch
nightly yum cron updates not shown by logwatch
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: logwatch (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Ivana Varekova
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Reported: 2005-09-22 12:51 EDT by long
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-12-05 10:01:46 EST
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2005-12-02 12:48 EST, long
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Description long 2005-09-22 12:51:38 EDT
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Description of problem:
I have the nightly yum update cron job turned on.  Many times it shows updates applied in /var/log/yum.log.  In FC4 these updates show up in the output from logwatch that is sent out daily.  In FC3 these updates never appear to show up in the logwatch output.  

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.  chkconfig yum on
2.  wait until yum updates something during the nightly run

Actual Results:  I get logwatch reports but nothing about yum updates is included in those.

Expected Results:  As I get in FC4 I should see what yum did overnight.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Ivana Varekova 2005-11-21 05:01:46 EST
Thank you for your notice.
The fixed version is on 
could you please test it?
This version will probably be in update soon. 
Comment 2 Ivana Varekova 2005-11-24 04:04:36 EST
This bug is fixed in the last fc3 logwatch update (logwatch-5.2.2-1.FC3.2).
If these problem is still present in this version please open this bug.
Comment 3 long 2005-11-30 11:27:05 EST
Hmm, it didn't appear to work with logwatch-5.2.2-1.FC3.2.test.  Sorry it took
so long, I finally had some yum nightly updates go through.  I'll install
logwatch-5.2.2-1.FC3.2 but I'm guessing it is the same package so it still won't
show the nightly yum updates.
Comment 4 long 2005-11-30 11:41:01 EST
I notice that the yum filter is configured to use the US date ("%m/%d/%y"). 
However my yum.log looks like:

Nov 29 04:26:32 Updated: selinux-policy-targeted-sources.noarch 1.17.30-3.19

Shouldn't the yum filter be using std date ("%b %d")?

Comment 5 Ivana Varekova 2005-12-01 03:15:48 EST
Please could you send me the log files (or the germane part of them), which
demonstrate this problem?
Thank you.
Comment 6 long 2005-12-02 12:48:39 EST
Created attachment 121770 [details]
new file

Here's the fix, put this in /etc/log.d/scripts/logfiles/yum/applyupdate and
give it execute permission.  Seems to work for me (i.e. logwatch now shows the
nightly automatic yum updates).
Comment 7 Ivana Varekova 2005-12-05 10:01:46 EST
Thank you for bug report.
This is another problem - logwatch don't process yum logs at all. It is fixed in
If there is any problem please reopen this bug.

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