logcheck - mails anomalies in the system logfiles to the administrator

Property Value
Distribution Debian 8 (Jessie)
Repository Debian Main amd64
Package name logcheck
Package version 1.3.17
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Installed size 216 B
Download size 73.71 KB
Official Mirror ftp.br.debian.org
Logcheck helps spot problems and security violations in your logfiles
automatically and will send the results to you in e-mail.
Logcheck was part of the Abacus Project of security tools, but this
version has been rewritten.


Package Version Architecture Repository
logcheck_1.3.17_all.deb 1.3.17 all Debian Main
logcheck - - -


Name Value
adduser -
cron -
default-mta -
lockfile-progs -
logtail >= 1.2.59
mail-transport-agent -
mime-construct -
rsyslog -
system-log-daemon -


Type URL
Binary Package logcheck_1.3.17_all.deb
Source Package logcheck

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install logcheck deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install logcheck




2014-10-24 - Hannes von Haugwitz <hannes@vonhaugwitz.com>
logcheck (1.3.17) unstable; urgency=low
[ Hannes von Haugwitz ]
* debian/control:
- dropped obsolete Replaces fields
- removed 'deprecated' notice from logtail's short description
- bumped to Standards-Version 3.9.6 (no changes necessary)
* Migrated to dh7 style debian/rules file
* debian/compat:
- bumped to dh compatibility level 9
- updated copyright year to 2014
* debian/README.backports: removed (obsolete)
* src/logcheck:
- changed '#!/bin/bash' to '#!/usr/bin/env bash'
- use '/run/lock/logcheck' instead of '/var/lock/logcheck'
- set VERSION to the current version, thanks to Pascal Wittmann
* ignore.d.workstation/wpasupplicant:
- adjusted 'Group rekeying' rule and ignore 'CTRL-EVENT-SCAN-STARTED'
message (LP: #1325349)
* ignore.d.server/dhcp:
- adjust rule to match new URL (closes: #744205)
* debian/copyright:
- removed obsolete 'fork' notice
* docs/README.Maintainer:
- fixed typo (closes: #764336)
* ignore.d.server/ssh:
- match key fingerprint when using key exchange auth (closes: #743000)
* ignore.d.server/dkim-filter: removed
- package has been removed from debian
[ Alberto Gonzalez Iniesta ]
* ignore.d.workstation/kernel:
- fixed reworded "Caching mode page" message, thanks to Hagen Fuchs for
the patch (closes: #743378)
2014-01-26 - Hannes von Haugwitz <hannes@vonhaugwitz.com>
logcheck (1.3.16) unstable; urgency=low
* ignore.d.server/ssh:
- updated "subsystem request for sftp" rule (closes: #706085)
* debian/control:
- removed obsolete DM-Upload-Allowed field
- build-depend on debhelper (>= 9)
- bumped to Standards-Version 3.9.5 (no changes necessary)
* ignore.d.server/smartd:
- allow additional '[SAT]' field after controller pattern
(closes: #653444)
* ignore.d.server/exim4:
- removed 'gluck.debian.org' specific rule (closes: #722312)
* debian/logcheck-database.postinst, debian/logcheck.postinst:
- applied patches by Loïc Minier (closes: #645588):
- add logcheck alias on install not on upgrade
- use [ -z ... ] rather than [ ! -n ... ]
- fix indentation and whitespaces in postinsts
- merge two tests into a single lt-nl comparison
* ignore.d.server/cron-apt:
- allow '-o quiet=1' in dist-upgrade rule (closes: #717247)
* debian/logcheck-database.maintscript: added
debian/logcheck-database.preinst: removed
- use dpkg-maintscript-helper to remove obsolete config files
- dropped handling of config files removed before squeeze release
* ignore.d.server/puppetd: removed
- rules are part of puppet-common package

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logster_0.0.1-2_all.deb Generate metrics from logfiles for Graphite and Ganglia
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