os-releas and rkhunter - no mail on warning:resolved

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os-releas and rkhunter - no mail on warning:resolved

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Installed Linux Mint 16 64bit and installed the 1.4.03 version of Rkhunter with mailx and postfix.
Modified rkhunter.conf for the proper release file name and when manually triggering rkhunter get mail at both the user name and root.
Unfortunately, though rkhunter is listed in the cron job files for daily and weekly there is no local mail generated auto matically.
Any thoughts on what is missed would help?

secondly
The os-release file has nothing in it of Linux Mint, the whole file is Ubuntu, shouldn't this refer to Linux Mint 16, Petra?
Uhhh, maybe this will work?

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Re: os-releas and rkhunter - no mail on warning:resolved

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What I found: (the only change was to change comment from null or no to yes
RKhunter file was not set properly in the /etc/defaults/rkhunter file during the install. (from the repository)
What I checked:
cron.d; cron.daily, ancron file in cron. daily and 0nacron file plus rkhunter.conf.

I also noted chkrootkit kept going on about /etc/init being infected with suckit, this is a false read.
Also found where one of the other distributions was having an issue with root being deleted, this was due to the chkrootkit script being missing from the /etc/default folder.
De-constructed init and it ain't there plus rkhunter doesn't see it with the skdet feature engaged.

rkhunter 1.4.2 is available in a tar but you need to remove the older version if I understand the install instructions.
Uhhh, maybe this will work?

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