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Logwatch Fix on Ubuntu 8.10

January 9, 2009 Leave a comment

Logwatch Error
Logwatch is a program that will parse your logs and send you an email every day about what has taken place on your server, a very friendly program.

Installation is simple:
apt-get install logwatch

Edit the config file in /usr/share/logwatch/default.conf/logwatch.conf

Basically all you have to do is change the:

mailto = your_email_address

With Ubuntu I kept getting this error, though I checked, I could not find a solution so, as it looked like it was missing a location /var/cache/logwatch, I created one and it worked perfectly.

# logwatch
/var/cache/logwatch No such file or directory at /usr/sbin/logwatch line 632.

sudo mkdir /var/cache/logwatch

Now run the program as root with:


or run in debug mode to get more information.

logwatch –debug 6

That will provide a lot of info.