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Bug#232127: RFP: logwatch -- system log analysis utility

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist

* Package name    : logwatch
  Version         : 5.1
  Upstream Author : Kirk Bauer <kirk@kaybee.org>
* URL or Web page : http://www.logwatch.org
* License         : MIT
  Description     : system log analysis utility

Logwatch is a collection of perl scripts that analyze system logs and
email summaries to system administrators.  It can provide a very
useful early-warning system, especially for people who may not read
through all their system logs every day.

I've been using logwatch for some time on Red Hat-based systems and
would like to use it on my Debian systems as well.  If no one else is
already doing this or has a reason to object, I would like to package
this for Debian and be its maintainer (pending approval of the
upstream author).  I'm quite familiar with this package, having
written at least one filter and having submitted patches upstream in
the past.  If no one beats me to it, I'll probably do this over the
next several weeks as I transition my servers from Red Hat to Debian.
Once I have a lintian/linda-clean package that conforms to the Debian
Policy and that seems to work properly for my systems, I'll put this
up somewhere and request a sponsor on debian-mentors.  I have not yet
done any work on this; I have merely observed that logwatch does not
appear to be present in Debian and has not apparently been requested

Jay Berkenbilt <ejb@ql.org>

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