logcheck doesn't work anymore

Marco Beishuizen mbeis at xs4all.nl
Mon Sep 8 20:45:19 UTC 2008


After upgrading logcheck from 1.1.1 to 1.2.54 I suddenly get errors of
logcheck not working correctly:

Warning: If you are seeing this message, your log files may not have
been checked!

Could not run logtail or save output

Check temporary directory: /tmp/logcheck.6IZZmq

Also verify that the logcheck user can read all files referenced in

declare -x HOME="/var/lib/logcheck"
declare -x LOGNAME="logcheck"
declare -x MAILTO="root"
declare -x OLDPWD
declare -x
declare -x PWD="/var/lib/logcheck" declare -x SHELL="/bin/sh"
declare -x SHLVL="1"
declare -x USER="logcheck"

In version 1.1.1 there was a script logcheck.sh in cron that ran every
hour but that doesn't seem to exist anymore. Trying to run logcheck
manually results in:

logcheck should not be run as root. Use su to invoke logcheck:
su logcheck -c "/usr/local/bin/bash /usr/local/sbin/logcheck"
Or use sudo: sudo -u logcheck logcheck.

But this doesn't seem to do anything.

How can I use logcheck again?



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