|Summary:||periodic scripts generate spurious emails|
|Product:||Base System||Reporter:||topical <topical>|
|Component:||conf||Assignee:||freebsd-bugs (Nobody) <bugs>|
|Severity:||Affects Many People||Keywords:||patch|
Description topical 2018-08-13 09:10:37 UTC
Created attachment 196152 [details] Make "check_diff new_only" not generate spurious emails Many periodic scripts check log files and generate an email if there is something new. Often, you receive spurious emails like this: > myhost kernel log messages: > > -- End of security output -- Obviously, there are no log messages to report. Reason is a logic error in "check_diff new_only" which should generates a message only if there are new lines in given log. Unfortunately, a message is also generated if there are __removed__ lines, even though those removed lines are not shown (and not meant to be shown). I've attached a fix.
Comment 1 topical 2019-01-22 07:19:38 UTC
I still get spurious get emails from periodic security scripts. Could you/someone please apply the patch?