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Old 05-10-2004, 08:19 PM   #1
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Question LogWatch Cron :: Unmatched Entries


Every day again this is in my LogWatch :

--------------------- Cron Begin ------------------------

**Unmatched Entries**
May 9 05:01:00 cp636285-a CROND[2578]: (root) CMD (run-parts /etc/cron.hourly)
May 9 06:01:00 cp636285-a CROND[2580]: (root) CMD (run-parts /etc/cron.hourly)
May 9 07:01:00 cp636285-a CROND[2582]: (root) CMD (run-parts /etc/cron.hourly)
May 9 08:01:00 cp636285-a CROND[2584]: (root) CMD (run-parts /etc/cron.hourly)
May 9 09:01:00 cp636285-a CROND[2586]: (root) CMD (run-parts /etc/cron.hourly)
May 9 10:01:00 cp636285-a CROND[2588]: (root) CMD (run-parts /etc/cron.hourly)
May 9 11:01:00 cp636285-a CROND[2590]: (root) CMD (run-parts /etc/cron.hourly)
May 9 12:01:00 cp636285-a CROND[2592]: (root) CMD (run-parts /etc/cron.hourly)
May 9 13:01:00 cp636285-a CROND[2594]: (root) CMD (run-parts /etc/cron.hourly)
May 9 14:01:00 cp636285-a CROND[2596]: (root) CMD (run-parts /etc/cron.hourly)
May 9 15:01:00 cp636285-a CROND[2598]: (root) CMD (run-parts /etc/cron.hourly)
May 9 15:26:00 cp636285-a CROND[2600]: (root) CMD (run-parts /etc/cron.weekly)
May 9 16:01:00 cp636285-a CROND[9404]: (root) CMD (run-parts /etc/cron.hourly)
May 9 17:01:00 cp636285-a CROND[9407]: (root) CMD (run-parts /etc/cron.hourly)
May 9 18:01:00 cp636285-a CROND[9409]: (root) CMD (run-parts /etc/cron.hourly)
May 9 19:01:00 cp636285-a CROND[9411]: (root) CMD (run-parts /etc/cron.hourly)
May 9 20:01:00 cp636285-a CROND[9413]: (root) CMD (run-parts /etc/cron.hourly)
May 9 21:01:00 cp636285-a CROND[9415]: (root) CMD (run-parts /etc/cron.hourly)
May 9 22:01:00 cp636285-a CROND[9417]: (root) CMD (run-parts /etc/cron.hourly)
May 9 23:01:00 cp636285-a CROND[9419]: (root) CMD (run-parts /etc/cron.hourly)
May 10 00:01:00 cp636285-a CROND[9421]: (root) CMD (run-parts /etc/cron.hourly)
May 10 01:01:00 cp636285-a CROND[9893]: (root) CMD (run-parts /etc/cron.hourly)
May 10 02:01:00 cp636285-a CROND[9896]: (root) CMD (run-parts /etc/cron.hourly)
May 10 03:01:00 cp636285-a CROND[9898]: (root) CMD (run-parts /etc/cron.hourly)
May 10 04:01:00 cp636285-a CROND[9901]: (root) CMD (run-parts /etc/cron.hourly)
May 10 04:02:00 cp636285-a CROND[9903]: (root) CMD (run-parts /etc/cron.daily)

---------------------- Cron End -------------------------

and my /etc/cron.hourly is empty...


Old 06-10-2004, 08:42 AM   #2
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Have you gotten this solved yet?

I had the same problem, I came upon your post and it helped me to find the answer. I also had a "dash" in my hostname. I got rid of that, and it has since not added any unmatched entries to the cron portion of logwatch. I beleive there is probably a bug in the cronwatch scripts that something should be put in quotes somewhere, but the Logwatch scripts are very complicated, I took the easy way out and just got rid of the "dash" in my hostname.

I am using,v 1.87
Old 06-23-2004, 07:10 AM   #3
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There does seem to be a bug in the v1.87 version of logwatch.

I was experiencing the same issue when using "-" in my hostname on Redhat 9.

To fix this I upgraded to the latest version of it works perfectly.

Get the latest version here:


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