Bug 87483 - logwatch behaves on my "cgs-new" host.
logwatch behaves on my "cgs-new" host.
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: logwatch (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Elliot Lee
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Reported: 2003-03-27 10:55 EST by Zoran Dzelajlija
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:52 EDT (History)
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Fixed In Version: 4.3.2-2
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Last Closed: 2003-07-10 13:15:37 EDT
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Description Zoran Dzelajlija 2003-03-27 10:55:21 EST
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Description of problem:
logwatch dumps all of the entries from /var/log/cron into my admin
mailbox.  Upon closer inspection, I found this regexp in

"s/^... .. ..:..:.. \w+ \w+\[\d+\]: \((\S+)\)\s+//"

This fails on my computer because the first \w doesn't match the "-" sign in my
hostname.  Replacing it with [\w-] is also incorrect (but works for me :-)
because, AFAIR, DNS documentation says host names should comprise of
[a-zA-Z0-9-] (note no underscore).  So the correct
regex would probably have [a-zA-Z0-9-]+ instead of the first \w.

Zoran Dzelajlija

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Steps to Reproduce:
1.set the hostname to something with - .
2.let some cron jobs trickle into the log
3.run /etc/cron.d/00-logwatch

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