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My logwatch is configured correctly and is working correctly when I issue manually

/usr/sbin/logwatch

I added it to root's crontab and it is listed correctly when I make crontab -l which gives:

0 5 * * * /etc/cron.daily/0logwatch
0 2 * * * /usr/sbin/logwatch
0 3 * * * /etc/cron.daily/one_of_my_scripts
0 4 * * * /etc/cron.daily/another_script

My scripts work great but logwatch is not working although I added it twice in crontab using a direct call and using the script that is prepared to be run from cron.daily

/var/log/cron seams not to log per-user crontab activities

Any clues?

  • You realize that there is > 1 location where these type of service crons are located right? Have you checked these as well? – mdpc May 8 '14 at 4:27
  • Sorry, I can't get your point. – mmonem May 8 '14 at 8:49
  • Work your way through serverfault.com/questions/449651/… it will help you gather information that will either solve your problem or help us help you. – Iain May 8 '14 at 9:47
  • Thank you. I followed the link and set the MAITO variable and knew where the problem comes from. sendmail is under /usr/sbin which is not enabled by default for crontab entries – mmonem May 9 '14 at 4:08
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I followed @lain's link (thanks @lain), set the MAILTO variable, waited for the report email which let me know that the problem comes from sendmail which is located is under /usr/sbin which is not enabled by default for crontab entries. I just adjusted the PATH and everything is alright

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