Bug 113840 - Logrotate executes post rotate scripts every day
Summary: Logrotate executes post rotate scripts every day
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Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1
Classification: Red Hat
Component: logrotate   
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Version: 2.1
Hardware: i686 Linux
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Assignee: Peter Vrabec
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Reported: 2004-01-19 13:22 UTC by Silver Kuusk
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:06 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-04-28 15:37:34 UTC
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Red Hat Product Errata RHBA-2005:054 normal SHIPPED_LIVE logrotate bug fix update 2005-04-28 04:00:00 UTC

Description Silver Kuusk 2004-01-19 13:22:09 UTC
Description of problem:
The post rotate scripts on weekly and monthly rotations jobs are 
running every day.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
Every time

Steps to Reproduce:
Create configuration file for a weekly rotations job.
Example files in /etc/logrotate.d 
âcat apacheâ

/usr/local/apache/logs/*log {
  rotate 6
  olddir /usr/local/apache/logs/arhiiv
    /usr/local/apache/bin/apachectl graceful
    /bin/sleep 10

or original RH syslog file âcat syslogâ:
/var/log/messages /var/log/secure /var/log/maillog /var/log/spooler /v
ar/log/boot.log /var/log/cron {
        /bin/kill -HUP `cat /var/run/syslogd.pid 2> /dev/null` 
2> /dev/null || true

2. Check message log or check mail from cron daemon on next days.
Actual results:
I âm getting a mail from cron daemon every day:

Subject: Cron <root@brc> run-parts /etc/cron.daily


/usr/local/apache/bin/apachectl graceful: httpd gracefully restarted

The post rotate script for syslog is running every day (lines from 
message log):
Jan 11 04:14:28 www syslogd 1.4.1: restart.
Jan 12 04:09:26 www syslogd 1.4.1: restart.
Jan 13 04:08:02 www syslogd 1.4.1: restart.
Jan 14 04:09:20 www syslogd 1.4.1: restart.
Jan 15 04:09:07 www syslogd 1.4.1: restart.
Jan 16 04:08:32 www syslogd 1.4.1: restart.
Jan 17 04:07:59 www syslogd 1.4.1: restart.

Expected results:
The post rotation script should run only once a week.
There should be only one line per week in a message log.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Elliot Lee 2004-02-24 16:24:48 UTC
Can you verify that the actual logfile rotation is happening as well?

Weekly rotation happens if:
1. The current weekday is before the weekday of the last rotation
2. More than a week has passed since the last rotation.

Comment 2 Silver Kuusk 2004-02-25 07:40:40 UTC
Actual logfile rotation is happening on every Sunday. But post 
scripts are running every day.

Comment 4 John Flanagan 2005-04-28 15:37:34 UTC
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files,
please follow the link below. You may reopen this bug report
if the solution does not work for you.


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