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Bug 216408 - Daily logwatch fails to send report via mail.
Daily logwatch fails to send report via mail.
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: postfix (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Thomas Woerner
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Reported: 2006-11-20 05:11 EST by QingLong
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-11-22 06:27:24 EST
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Description QingLong 2006-11-20 05:11:50 EST
Description of problem:
Daily logwatch fails to send report via mail.
Instead it sends just a ``failure'' note.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Replace sendmail MTA by postfix.
2. Enable daily logwatch.
3. Wait for logwatch event.
Actual results:
logwatch fails to send mail report, instead the mail received contains:
      postdrop: warning: uid=0: Illegal seek
      sendmail: fatal: root(0): queue file write error

Expected results:
Should receive normal mail about log events (if any).

Additional info:
Correspondent maillog lines:
Nov 20 01:12:34 mx postfix/postdrop[20413]: warning: uid=0: Illegal seek
Nov 20 04:12:34 mx postfix/sendmail[20412]: fatal: root(0): queue file write error

There are no this failure related events in audit.log,
so I do not think this is a selinux issue.

Sending test mail as root from shell:
   echo -e 'From: Me\nTo: Me\nSubject: Test\n\nTest!' | sendmail 'root'
succeeds without a problem.
Comment 1 Thomas Woerner 2007-09-24 12:20:34 EDT
Can you please attach your postfix configuration?
Comment 2 QingLong 2007-09-27 06:32:19 EDT
Would you please let me not reveal that host's postfix configuration?
I tend to consider it as security sensitive information.
OTOH, I believe the problem metter is not postfix configuration
as it does work if I send those mails from interactive shell as root.
Comment 3 Thomas Woerner 2007-10-04 08:50:36 EDT
What happens, when you are calling /etc/cron.daily/0logwatch as root from a shell?
 Do you get errors or warnings in /var/log/messages which could be related to
this problem? 
Comment 4 Thomas Woerner 2007-11-22 06:27:24 EST
This bug entry was in needinfo for some time. Closing due to user inactivity as

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