Archive for January, 2010

logcheck update on FreeBSD

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

Logging this quickly for posterity.

If like me, you just updated the logcheck port on your FreeBSD to version 1.2.69_1 and found that it’s broken, you might have run into the same permission problem I did.

Apparently, the port installed some files with too restrictive permissions and the error message from logcheck does not help. The files in question are some dynamically interpreted Perl plug-ins to detect rotated files in various schemes.

Just change the permissions as follows and it should all work again:

# chmod 644 /usr/local/share/logcheck/detectrotate/*.dtr