cron issue

Colin Law clanlaw at gmail.com
Wed Aug 29 07:18:43 UTC 2018


On Tue, 28 Aug 2018 at 23:16, Dave Stevens <geek at uniserve.com> wrote:
>
> I've set up a cron job to run logwatch at night.
>
> Output from command /usr/sbin/logwatch --mailto=....
>
> gives:
>
> /var/cache/logwatch No such file or directory at /usr/sbin/logwatch
> line 634.
>
> and line 634 is:
>
> opendir(TMPDIR, $Config{'tmpdir'}) or die "$Config{'tmpdir'} $!";
>
> I don't understand what file is missing. I can confirm
> that /var/cache/logwatch doesn't exist. Should I just arbitrarily make
> one? Is it an install error? I've just installed the system, U18.04, up
> to date.

Googling for
/var/cache/logwatch No such file or directory
finds a number of hits which might be relevant.

Colin

>
> Ideas welcome.
>
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