Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 208538
Logrotate missing dateext, maxage
Last modified: 2015-01-07 19:14:35 EST
Description of problem:
RedHat logrotate does not handle maxage and especially dateext configuration
parameters. This is causing some problems; for once it's harder to script. But
much more serious is that every rotation cycle the log files change name. This
makes an incremental backup of rotated logfiles impossible. Finally, the missing
parameters cause cross-distribution compatibility problems with standard
I would like to see this in RHEL4 too, for the same reasons (particularly
Same here. Really can`t figure out why this option was removed as it`s a
cruscial part of logrotate. Why remove features?
We are experiencing the same and can confirm the report.
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
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