Bug 4809

Summary: logrotate aborts if it can't find a directory
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: signal11
Component: logrotateAssignee: Preston Brown <pbrown>
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Version: 6.0   
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Hardware: i386   
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Last Closed: 1999-09-24 18:22:47 UTC Type: ---
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Description signal11 1999-08-31 18:13:32 UTC
Observed a problem with logrotate aborting further
processing when it encounters a non-existant directory
listed in /etc/logrotate.conf.  In my case, I had
reconfigured samba to log information somewhere other than
/var/log/samba, and when logrotate read the samba config
file under /etc/logrotate.d, it borked.  The result is that
any logfiles that would normally be processed after samba
will never be rotated.

Comment 1 Preston Brown 1999-09-24 18:22:59 UTC
you should rectify this through the use of the "missingok" flag for
that particular logrotate component.  Otherwise it will be considered
a fatal error.