lr_vendor_cron - generate Lire reports from all known log files on the
lr_vendor_cron is designed to be invoked by cron. On systems
supporting /etc/cron.d/, this script can be invoked by creating
/etc/cron.d/lire, which should read e.g.:
02 5 * * * root /usr/sbin/lr_vendor_cron daily
22 5 * * 0 root /usr/sbin/lr_vendor_cron weekly
42 5 1 * * root /usr/sbin/lr_vendor_cron monthly
lr_vendor_cron reads files /etc/sysconfig/lire.d/*.cfg and
/etc/default/lire.d/*.cfg. For each log file, such a file should
exist. The files should set the following shell variables:
the name of a binary which generated the specific log. This is
used to test wether the *.cfg-file is suitable for the current
system. If you’d like to generate a log for which no daemon is
present on the current system, just use a placeholder like
a Lire service, e.g. sendmail,
e.g. ’gzip -dc’ or ’zcat | grep sendmail’, and
one of the supported lr_vendor_cron arguments.
optional: extra options passed to lr_log2mail(1). Set this to e.g.
After parsing the configuration files, lr_vendor_cron invokes
lr_log2mail(1) on the ‘filter’ed log file. Reading and filtering the
log is done as root, lr_log2mail is run as user lire, using su(1).
Output is fed to logger(1).
lr_vendor_cron is supposed to be run as root. However, please note
that this script is distributed WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY. If you don’t
like to run such a script as root, make sure your lire user has read
access to all log files you’d like to get processed, and adapt this
script. We supply this script mainly for people building packages. On
many Unix and GNU/Linux distributions, it’s hard to enforce log file
readability by the lire user. This script is mainly a way to work
lr_vendor_cron honours DEBUG, CONFDIR, PRIORITY (for logger(1) call),
and LIREUSER. Beware! PRIORITY as used here is independent of the
LR_FACILITY as set in /etc/lire/defaults. This script does not use any
of the settings in /etc/lire/defaults.
$Id: lr_vendor_cron.in,v 1.14 2006/07/23 13:16:33 vanbaal Exp $
Copyright (C) 2002, 2003 Stichting LogReport Foundation
LogReport@LogReport.org Copyright (C) 2005 Joost van Baal
This program is part of Lire.
Lire is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under
the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free
Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your
option) any later version.
This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but
WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU
General Public License for more details.
You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along
with this program (see COPYING); if not, check with
Francis J. Lacoste <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Joost van Baal