How To Install Logwatch on Fedora 23

Logwatch is a Perl-based log management tool for analyzing, summarizing, and reporting on a server’s log files. It most often is used to send a short digest of a server’s log activity to a system administrator.

What are log files? Logs are application-generated files useful for tracking down and understanding what has happened in the past.

Pre-Flight Check

  • These instructions are intended specifically for installing logwatch on Fedora 23. If you’re on another operating system, you can find instructions for installing logwatch on Fedora 22, CentOS 7, and Ubuntu 14.04.
  • We’ll be working as root on a Liquid Web Self Managed Fedora 23 server.

Step #1: Install Logwatch

As a matter of best practice we’ll first update our packages:

dnf -y update

Now we’ll install Logwatch and any required packages:

dnf -y install logwatch

Step #2: Configuration File Locations

Local configuration options can be found in:

/etc/logwatch/conf/logwatch.conf

Default configuration options can be found in:

/usr/share/logwatch/default.conf/logwatch.conf

It is best practice to leave the default configuration as is, and edit the local configuration file, which is under /etc as listed above.
 

How to Install Logwatch on Fedora 22

Logwatch is a Perl-based log management tool for analyzing, summarizing, and reporting on a server’s log files. It is most often used to send a short digest of a server’s log activity to a system administrator.

What are log files? Logs are application-generated files useful for tracking down and understanding what has happened in the past.

Pre-Flight Check

  • These instructions are intended specifically for installing the Logwatch on Fedora 22.
  • I’ll be working from a Liquid Web Self Managed Fedora 22 server, and I’ll be logged in as root.

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How to Install Logwatch on Fedora 21

Logwatch is a Perl-based log management tool for analyzing, summarizing, and reporting on a server’s log files. It is most often used to send a short digest of server’s log activity to a system administrator.

What are log files? Logs are application-generated files useful for tracking down and understanding what has happened in the past.

Pre-Flight Check

  • These instructions are intended specifically for installing the Logwatch on Fedora 21.
  • I’ll be working from a Liquid Web Self Managed Fedora 21 server, and I’ll be logged in as root.

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How to Install Logwatch on Fedora 20

Logwatch is a Perl-based log management tool for analyzing, summarizing, and reporting on a server’s log files. It is most often used to send a short digest of server’s log activity to a system administrator.

What are log files? Logs are application-generated files useful for tracking down and understanding what has happened in the past.

Pre-Flight Check
  • These instructions are intended specifically for installing the Logwatch on Fedora 20.
  • I’ll be working from a Liquid Web Self Managed Fedora 20 server, and I’ll be logged in as root.

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How to Install Logwatch on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Logwatch is a Perl-based log management tool for analyzing, summarizing, and reporting on a server’s log files. It is most often used to send a short digest of server’s log activity to a system administrator.

What are log files? Logs are application-generated files useful for tracking down and understanding what has happened in the past.

Pre-Flight Check
  • These instructions are intended specifically for installing the Logwatch on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS.
  • I’ll be working from a Liquid Web Core Managed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS server, and I’ll be logged in as root.

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How to Install Logwatch on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Logwatch is a Perl-based log management tool for analyzing, summarizing, and reporting on a server’s log files. It is most often used to send a short digest of server’s log activity to a system administrator.

What are log files? Logs are application-generated files useful for tracking down and understanding what has happened in the past.

Pre-Flight Check
  • These instructions are intended specifically for installing the Logwatch on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS.
  • I’ll be working from a Liquid Web Core Managed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS server, and I’ll be logged in as root.

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How to Install Logwatch on CentOS 7

Logwatch is a Perl-based log management tool for analyzing, summarizing, and reporting on a server’s log files. It is most often used to send a short digest of server’s log activity to a system administrator.

What are log files? Logs are application-generated files useful for tracking down and understanding what has happened in the past.

Pre-Flight Check
  • These instructions are intended specifically for installing the Logwatch on CentOS 7.
  • I’ll be working from a Liquid Web Core Managed CentOS 7 server, and I’ll be logged in as root.

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How to Install Logwatch on CentOS 6

Logwatch is a Perl-based log management tool for analyzing, summarizing, and reporting on a server’s log files. It is most often used to send a short digest of server’s log activity to a system administrator.

What are log files? Logs are application-generated files useful for tracking down and understanding what has happened in the past.

Pre-Flight Check
  • These instructions are intended specifically for installing the Logwatch on CentOS 6.
  • I’ll be working from a Liquid Web Core Managed CentOS 6.5 server, and I’ll be logged in as root.

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