Available releases, apart from the offical ones in the Debian archive
backported packages for etch
deb http://pkg-logwatch.alioth.debian.org/apt etch main
test releases intended for unstable
deb http://pkg-logwatch.alioth.debian.org/apt sid main
cvs snapshots: automatically built, not signed and not tested by anyone. Do not complain if it eats your dog or burns your cat. Believe me, this is possible if you don't care. You have been warned. Note that this should not stop you from reporting bugs if you are brave enough to use this package.
deb http://wserver.wm1.at/~willi/debian/cvs_logwatch ./
backport for sarge: no longer updated (except in case a security issue is reported), will stay at version 7.3.1
deb http://pkg-logwatch.alioth.debian.org/apt sarge main
See also: QA Page, packages page and the upstream homepage.
This project is maintained in an SVN repository at debian's svn site.
There's now a mailing list: pkg-logwatch-general - at - lists.alioth.debian.org. This list is for discussions of debian - specific aspects of logwatch.
If you want to help, see the list of open bugs (which is usually short) and contribute patches.
You can also write patches to support currently unrecognized loglines. Just run logwatch and look for "Unmatched Entries". If you don't get any you are lucky.
The best way to submit patches is to use Debian's BTS. I'll also take care of submitting your patches upstream.
Just contributing the raw "Unmatched Entries" from the logfile is also a welcomed contribution.
Also, logwatch by no way covers all programs which log something to the system logfiles. If you want logwatch to support some of those, you can either write a filter yourself, or send me the logfile. You have a realistic chance that I write the filter for you.
is a testsuite:
The reason is that most debian logwatch releases ended up with non-critical, but annoying bugs (like double-counted loglines or individual scripts that didn't work because the LogFile definition was wrong) that would have been avoided with a simple testsuite.
Maintainer: Willi Mann.