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Re: (perl)script for cfengine analysis

From: Thomas Glanzmann
Subject: Re: (perl)script for cfengine analysis
Date: 24 Dec 2002 12:07:58 GMT
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> I simply turned "Syslog = (on)" and used my existing syslog parsing
> tools to read the cfengine output on a central loghost. Once my cfengine
> configuration(s) started to stabilize I didn't generate too much
> cfengine log traffic.

> Of course I risk losing logs this way, since syslog over UDP (or even
> TCP if connectivity is delayed for more than a moment) is unreliable.
> The compromise is worth it in my case, since I didn't need new tools, I
> could extend my current ones as needed.

What do you use for analyzing your syslog output (swatch?). Could you provide a
example configuration?

But my main problem is that cfengine spawns a script named update to update,
install, deinstall packages. And I want the output sorted: Like

cfengine did not run on the follwing hosts during the day: faui0bla, ...

On 67 hosts happened the following during the day:

Reading Package Lists... Done
Building Dependency Tree... Done
The following packages have been kept back
  bsdutils mount util-linux 
0 packages upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 3  not upgraded.

Thomas Glanzmann  ++49 (0) 9131 85-27574   Department of Computer Science III
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