Bug 207908 - Please add rotation of /var/log/lastlog in sysklogd
Please add rotation of /var/log/lastlog in sysklogd
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: sysklogd (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Peter Vrabec
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2006-09-25 06:57 EDT by Lior Kaplan
Modified: 2007-11-16 20:14 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-11-10 04:01:24 EST
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Description Lior Kaplan 2006-09-25 06:57:20 EDT
Please add rotation of /var/log/lastlog to /etc/logrotate.d/syslog, which is
provided by sysklogd package (I have version 1.4.1-26_EL).

Comment 1 Peter Vrabec 2006-11-10 04:01:24 EST
There is no need to rotate /var/log/lastlog, this file is not growing in size.
Comment 2 Lior Kaplan 2006-12-15 02:30:03 EST
Please add a comment in its man page, like in debian about this issue.

       The lastlog file is a database which contains info on the last login of
       each user. You should not rotate it. It is a sparse file, so its size
       on the disk is usually much smaller than the one shown by "ls -l"
       (which can indicate a really big file if you have in passwd users with
       a high UID). You can display its real size with "ls -s".

Comment 3 Peter Vrabec 2006-12-15 05:38:17 EST
This note is already in man page, added by upstream.

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