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05-Apr-2019, 14:34
Upgrading from SLES11 to SLES12 changed the compression for rotated log
files from bz2 to xz by default. This is fine, and I also know that how
to change to default settings for logrotate.
Still I am puzzled that the default configuration for logwatch was not
adapted to this change. As shipped logwatch is not able to read archived
log data and thus the --archives option is with not effect. How can I
change the configuration for logwatch in order to make use of the xz
utilities instead of bzip2? A corresponding setting is not present in
the logwatch.conf.

Günther

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10-Apr-2019, 05:31
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jmozdzen
10-Apr-2019, 16:23
Hi Günther,

while I have not worked with logwatch configurations, a quick search on the net gave me the following patch for logwatch from 2017: https://sourceforge.net/p/logwatch/discussion/1115928/thread/1fea3d5b/

If that patch has not made it into the code yet, maybe sending a feature request to SUSE engineering (or the package maintainer) might be a good idea...

Regards,
J

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02-May-2019, 10:58
On 4/10/19 5:24 PM, jmozdzen wrote:
> while I have not worked with logwatch configurations, a quick search on
> the net gave me the following patch for logwatch from 2017:
> https://sourceforge.net/p/logwatch/discussion/1115928/thread/1fea3d5b/
>
> If that patch has not made it into the code yet, maybe sending a feature
> request to SUSE engineering (or the package maintainer) might be a good
> idea...

Thank you very much for the link. I might ask SUSE about it.

Günther