[Logcheck-devel] Bug#614318: logcheck sends an email even when there are no entries after filtering

Jim Barber jim.barber at ddihealth.com
Mon Feb 21 02:17:28 UTC 2011


This has just started happening on one of our virtual machines running (VM) on an ESXi server.

Logcheck started sending me the same empty emails after the VM was rebooted early Feb 20th and some packages were upgraded
immediately afterwards.

I don't know if it was one of the updates below, or if the reboot triggered it somehow (putting some other package that was
previously upgraded into effect).

The version of logcheck in question is:

||/ Name                        Version                     Description
ii  logcheck                    1.3.13                      mails anomalies in the system logfiles to the administrator

I am also running logcheck version 1.3.13 on a number of other VMs that are not exhibiting the problem.
However these VMs have not been rebooted and haven't had the newer versions of the packages below installed on them.
They are in production use so can't mess with them at this stage.
But I can work with the VM that is exhibiting this problem if you need me to try anything.

The packages that were upgraded after the reboot were:

||/ Name                        Version                     Description
ii  bash                        4.1-3                       The GNU Bourne Again SHell
ii  bash-completion             1:1.3-1                     programmable completion for the bash shell
ii  groff-base                  1.21-4                      GNU troff text-formatting system (base system components)
ii  iproute                     20110107-2                  networking and traffic control tools
ii  libgeoip1                   1.4.7~beta10+dfsg-4         A non-DNS IP-to-country resolver library
ii  libgnutls26                 2.10.4-2                    the GNU TLS library - runtime library
ii  libgpg-error0               1.10-0.3                    library for common error values and messages in GnuPG components
ii  libpipeline1                1.1.0-1                     pipeline manipulation library
ii  libsensors4                 1:3.2.0-1                   library to read temperature/voltage/fan sensors
ii  libusb-0.1-4                2:0.1.12-17                 userspace USB programming library
ii  libwireshark-data           1.4.3-2                     a network packet dissection library -- data files
ii  libwireshark0               1.4.3-2                     a network packet dissection library -- shared library
ii  libwiretap0                 1.4.3-2                     a network packet capture library -- shared library
ii  libwsutil0                  1.4.3-2                     network packet dissection utilities library -- shared library
ii  libx11-6                    2:1.4.1-4                   X11 client-side library
ii  libx11-data                 2:1.4.1-4                   X11 client-side library
ii  libxcb-render0              1.7-2                       X C Binding, render extension
ii  libxcb1                     1.7-2                       X C Binding
ii  libxext6                    2:1.2.0-2                   X11 miscellaneous extension library
ii  login                       1:         system login tools
ii  man-db                      2.5.9-4                     on-line manual pager
ii  passwd                      1:         change and administer password and group data
ii  rsyslog                     5.7.3-1                     enhanced multi-threaded syslogd
ii  tshark                      1.4.3-2                     network traffic analyzer - console version
ii  ttf-dejavu                  2.32-1                      Metapackage to pull in ttf-dejavu-core and ttf-dejavu-extra
ii  ttf-dejavu-core             2.32-1                      Vera font family derivate with additional characters
ii  ttf-dejavu-extra            2.32-1                      Vera font family derivate with additional characters
ii  wireshark-common            1.4.3-2                     network traffic analyzer - common files


Jim Barber
DDI Health

More information about the Logcheck-devel mailing list