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Bug 235856 - Recent change in syslog format broke logwatch
Summary: Recent change in syslog format broke logwatch
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: sysklogd
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Peter Vrabec
QA Contact: Brian Brock
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-04-10 15:12 UTC by Jost Diederichs
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:12 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-04-11 15:57:39 UTC

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Description Jost Diederichs 2007-04-10 15:12:33 UTC
Description of problem:
Where there used to be one space after the hostname in the syslog files there
are now two spaces. This brakes various logwatch scripts. Some helper scripts
like 'onlyservice', 'multiservice', 'removeheaders', and 'removeservice', as
well as some service scripts like 'postfix'. 

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

Generally, replacing the regexp "^... .. ..:..:.. [^ ]* $ServiceName" with "^...
.. ..:..:..[ ]*[^ ]* $ServiceName" will fix the problem.

The double space in sysklogd could of course be a mistake and one should fix
that instead?

Comment 1 Peter Vrabec 2007-04-11 15:57:39 UTC
fixed in sysklogd-1.4.2-4.fc7

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