Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 193159
logrotate kills privoxy
Last modified: 2008-05-06 11:56:52 EDT
Description of problem:
The privoxy deamon is killed after rotating log files.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
(kernel-smp-2.6.16-1.2111_FC5, logrotate-3.7.3-2.2.1, vixie-cron-4.1-54.FC5,
crontabs-1.10-7.1, bash-3.1-6.2, util-linux-2.13-0.20.1)
Allow privoxy log file or cookie jar to reach maximum size (default 1M) and
allow logrotate to run from cron.
Steps to Reproduce:
0. Reduce the limit file size in /etc/logrotate.d/privoxy and
modify /etc/crontab times for debugging.
1. Run privoxy.
2. Generate some log information from privoxy.
3. Run the daily cron jobs.
4. Check the state of the privoxy daemon.
privoxy daemon no longer running.
May 25 07:35:57 Privoxy(-1209034080) Info: Privoxy version 3.0.3
May 25 07:35:57 Privoxy(-1209034080) Info: Program name: /usr/sbin/privoxy
May 25 07:35:57 Privoxy(-1240507488) Info: exiting by signal 6 .. bye
This is the problem -----------------------------------------^
That siganl was supposed to be SIGHUP (1)!
The logrotate script should signal privoxy to reload. Should be seeing SIGHUP
(1) and not SIGABRT (6).
It appears that the various shells - cron, logrotate, logrotate-postrotate etc.
end up using /bin/kill rather than the bash built-in at some point.
Changing the privoxy init script to use generic syntax appears to fix the
problem on FC5 i686-smp at least.
# diff -u /etc/init.d/privoxy.orig /etc/init.d/privoxy
--- /etc/init.d/privoxy.orig 2006-05-25 11:47:31.000000000 +0100
+++ /etc/init.d/privoxy 2006-05-25 12:05:29.000000000 +0100
@@ -234,7 +234,7 @@
if [ -f $PRIVOXY_PID ] ; then
- kill -HUP `cat $PRIVOXY_PID`
+ kill -s HUP `cat $PRIVOXY_PID`
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