Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 105739
Year check in logrotate can be a problem
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:06:58 EST
Description of problem:
Logrotate fails when the logrotate status file contains a year < 1996. However,
when a system accidentally has run logrotate once with a clock that is reset to
1980, logrotate will *never* run again (without human intervention).
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Remove this check or issue only a warning, but proceed. The source says that the
check is a "Hack to hide earlier bug", maybe it is not needed in the meantime.
I'm sorry but RHEL-3 is in maintenance mode, which means we fix only performance and