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Old 07-24-2009, 02:14 PM   #1
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Logwatch Errors Out


Fairly new CentOS 5.3 install. Running logwatch yields the following error:

system cat failed: 256 at /usr/sbin/logwatch line 880.


tail|maillog also indicates email is getting sent to an old gateway email server. (Some of the configs were ported over from a CentOS 5.2 installation that is being replaced by this one.) Have tried to find where that server name is set (did a grep) but it wasn't found. How can I be sure all outgoing email gets piped/relayed to the proper server?

Many thanks in advance for your help!

RichLich
 
Old 07-24-2009, 05:33 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by lapidarynewbie View Post
Running logwatch yields the following error:
system cat failed: 256 at /usr/sbin/logwatch line 880.
If you 'view /usr/sbin/logwatch +880' then you see it's preprocessing log archives "system("$Config{'pathtocat'} $arguments") == 0" so either the arguments aren't right or there's a problem with 'cat' which is defined on line 75. I'd suggest you rerun it in --debug mode and see what gives.
 
  


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