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Old 03-07-2017, 02:59 PM   #1
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logwatch isn't report on apache

logwatch isn't report on apache:
[root@server etc]# logwatch --service http --output stdout 
[root@server etc]#
However other services are fine:
[root@server etc]# logwatch --service postfix --output stdout  |wc -l
and I have apache in /etc/httpd

If I specify the directory there are still no results:
[root@server httpd]# logwatch --service http --output stdout  --logdir /etc/httpd/logs/ 
[root@server httpd]#
It seems like it may not be finding log files, when I run it with --debug high:
Logfile Name: clamav
   Logfile = /var/log/clamav
   Archive = clamav.conf
   Archive = /var/log/clamav/clamd.log-20170101
   Archive = /var/log/clamav/clamd.log-20170108
   Archive = /var/log/clamav/clamd.log-20170115


Logfile Name: http
   001-*applyhttpdate = 
   000-*expandrepeats = 

Logfile Name: qmail-smtpd-current
   000-*applytaidate =
But they are definitely there:
[root@server logfiles]# ls -al /etc/httpd/logs/ |grep access
-rw-------  1 root   root     5727986 Mar  7 14:43 access_log
-rw-------  1 root   root     3213797 Feb 24  2016 access_log-20160224
-rw-------  1 root   root      895761 Mar 29  2016 access_log-20160329
[root@server logfiles]# ls -al /etc/httpd/logs/ |grep error
-rw-------  1 root   root    20993575 Mar  7 14:48 error_log
-rw-------  1 root   root    49616061 Mar  7 10:00 error_log.1
any ideas?

Last edited by abefroman; 03-07-2017 at 05:01 PM.
Old 03-11-2017, 05:45 PM   #2
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Hi Abe,

From the ArchWiki/Logwatch
Within the logfiles/ directory of any of the conf locations are config files detailing specific log files. By default, most of the common log files found in a Linux system are already accounted for. If you have some esoteric application that does not have a log file conf already, copy an existing one from the default.conf/logfiles/ directory and customize it for your application.

Do you have a logfile conf in you /etc/httpd/log directory ?
Just a suggestion but if you moved your log files to a more standard location.. /var/log/httpd for example, it might automatically pick them up.
Hope that helps


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