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Werk #10169: mk_logwatch: Fix 'random' missing logfile when monitoring through xinetd

ComponentChecks & Agents
Titlemk_logwatch: Fix "random" missing logfile when monitoring through xinetd
Date2019-09-21 13:15:22
Checkmk EditionCheckmk Raw Edition (CRE)
Checkmk Version1.6.0,2.0.0i1
LevelTrivial Change
ClassBug Fix
CompatibilityCompatible - no manual interaction needed

When executing the agent through xinetd, the environment is initialized in a different way than when executing the agent manually from the command line. This can lead to different locale settings making mk_logwatch use a different default encoding on linux systems.

Instead of the widely used UTF-8 encoding it assumed ANSI_X3.4-1968 encoding. With this encoding it was not possible to process UTF-8 encoded log files. The log file processing was terminated while reading the file, making the GUI show it as UNKNOWN service.

In the moment we see a ANSI_X3.4-1968 default encoding in mk_logwatch, we replace this with UTF-8 now.