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1.113. logwatch

1.113.1. RHBA-2010:0033: bug fix and enhancement update


This update has already been released (prior to the GA of this release) as FASTRACK errata RHBA-2010:0033
An updated logwatch package that fixes various bugs and adds an enhancement is now available.
LogWatch is a customizable log analysis system. LogWatch parses through your system's logs for a given period of time and creates a report analyzing areas that you specify, in as much detail as you require.
This updated logwatch package includes fixes for the following bugs:
* .hdr files are headers for RPM packages; they are essentially metadata. LogWatch's HTTP service parser emitted warnings for .hdr files, even when the "Detail" parameter was set to "Low". With this update, .hdr files are now parsed as archives, which removes spurious warnings about .hdr files. (BZ#465212)
* the following missing directories have been added under the /etc/logwatch/scripts/ directory: "logfiles", "services" and "shared". This mirrors the subdirectory structure of the /usr/share/logwatch/scripts/ directory, and also corresponds to the existing documentation. (BZ#489490)
* LogWatch attempted to interpret certain compressed log files as plain text log files, which resulted in binary information being written to LogWatch output. With this update, LogWatch correctly decompresses these compressed log files before attempting to read and interpret them. (BZ#511928)
In addition, this updated logwatch package provides the following enhancement: * LogWatch is now able to parse several new and previously-unmatched entries in the postfix, dovecot and up2date application logs. (BZ#460993, BZ#424031, BZ#466455)
All users of logwatch are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which resolves these issues and provides this enhancement.

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