Bug 1121662 - logrotate don't respect "yearly"
Summary: logrotate don't respect "yearly"
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: yum
Version: 19
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Packaging Maintenance Team
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2014-07-21 14:08 UTC by Harald Reindl
Modified: 2015-02-18 11:47 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2015-02-18 11:47:11 UTC

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Description Harald Reindl 2014-07-21 14:08:17 UTC
looks like the current version don't respect the "yearly" configuration for /var/log/yum.log on F19 as well as on F20 - that's really bad in case of trying to find possible guilty updates for a problem

[root@localhost:~]$ ls /var/log/yum.log
-rw------- 1 root root 1,4K 2014-07-20 21:43 /var/log/yum.log

[root@localhost:~]$ cat /etc/logrotate.d/yum
/var/log/yum.log {
    maxsize 30k
    create 0600 root root

[root@localhost:~]$ cat yum.log 
Jul 13 19:30:33 Updated: perl-Date-Manip-6.46-1.fc19.noarch
Jul 13 19:30:33 Updated: perl-Net-DNS-0.78-1.fc19.x86_64
Jul 16 11:04:05 Updated: 1:cups-libs-1.6.4-6.fc19.x86_64
Jul 16 12:37:15 Updated: ffmpeg-latest-2.2.4-5.fc19.20140716.rh.x86_64
Jul 16 20:58:42 Updated: ffmpeg-latest-2.3.0-2.fc19.20140716.rh.x86_64
Jul 17 01:08:50 Erased: perl-Socket6-0.25-1.fc19.x86_64
Jul 17 12:00:22 Updated: open-vm-tools-
Jul 17 12:00:23 Updated: ffmpeg-latest-2.3.0-2.fc19.20140717.rh.x86_64
Jul 18 12:34:52 Updated: phpMyAdmin-4.2.6-2.fc19.20140718.rh.noarch
Jul 18 12:47:43 Updated: httpd-2.4.10-1.fc19.20140718.rh.x86_64
Jul 18 12:47:43 Updated: 1:mod_ssl-2.4.10-1.fc19.20140718.rh.x86_64
Jul 20 19:42:55 Updated: nss-util-3.16.2-1.fc19.x86_64
Jul 20 19:42:55 Updated: nss-softokn-freebl-3.16.2-1.fc19.x86_64
Jul 20 19:42:55 Updated: nss-softokn-3.16.2-1.fc19.x86_64
Jul 20 19:42:55 Updated: nss-3.16.2-1.fc19.x86_64
Jul 20 19:42:55 Updated: nss-sysinit-3.16.2-1.fc19.x86_64
Jul 20 19:42:55 Updated: httpd-2.4.10-5.fc19.20140720.rh.x86_64
Jul 20 19:42:55 Updated: 1:mod_ssl-2.4.10-5.fc19.20140720.rh.x86_64
Jul 20 19:42:55 Updated: nss-tools-3.16.2-1.fc19.x86_64
Jul 20 19:42:56 Updated: ffmpeg-latest-2.3.0-2.fc19.20140720.rh.x86_64
Jul 20 21:43:08 Updated: roundcubemail-1.0.2-2.fc19.20140720.rh.noarch


Comment 1 Jan Kaluža 2014-08-21 08:23:09 UTC
Isn't that caused by "maxsize" directive? From "man logrotate":

> maxsize size
>     Log  files  are  rotated  when  they grow bigger than size bytes even
>     before the additionally specified time interval (daily, weekly, monthly, or
>     yearly).  The related size option is similar except that it is mutually
>     exclusive with the time interval options, and it causes log files to be
>     rotated without regard for the last rotation time.  When maxsize is used,
>     both the size and timestamp of a log file are considered.

Comment 2 Harald Reindl 2014-08-21 09:39:34 UTC
Hm - Maybe that bugreport should then be re-assigned to YUM

over that many years "yum.log" was the history from the 
current year which is a great thing in case of look from
where unexpected behavior may come recognized later

[root@rh:~]$ cat /etc/logrotate.d/yum
/var/log/yum.log {
    maxsize 30k
    create 0600 root root

[root@rh:~]$ rpm -q --file /etc/logrotate.d/yum

Comment 3 Jan Kaluža 2014-08-21 09:42:55 UTC
I'm reassigning the bug to yum. From logrotate's point of view it seems to work as expected.

Comment 4 Valentina Mukhamedzhanova 2014-08-21 10:25:14 UTC
Well, we can remove the maxsize directive completely, since the log will hardly ever get that big.

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