Bug 208538 - Logrotate missing dateext, maxage
Logrotate missing dateext, maxage
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: logrotate (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Tomas Smetana
Jay Turner
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Reported: 2006-09-29 05:30 EDT by Nils Jeppe
Modified: 2015-01-07 19:14 EST (History)
3 users (show)

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Fixed In Version: RHBA-2008-0703
Doc Type: Enhancement
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Last Closed: 2008-07-24 15:51:59 EDT
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Description Nils Jeppe 2006-09-29 05:30:10 EDT
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
logrotate configurations.
Comment 3 David Anderson 2007-03-16 03:33:50 EDT
I would like to see this in RHEL4 too, for the same reasons (particularly 
incremental backups).
Comment 4 carle_menard 2007-05-18 13:33:38 EDT
Same here.  Really can`t figure out why this option was removed as it`s a
cruscial part of logrotate.  Why remove features?
Comment 5 Philipp Schwarzhuber 2007-05-25 06:51:05 EDT
We are experiencing the same and can confirm the report.
Comment 11 errata-xmlrpc 2008-07-24 15:51:59 EDT
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 therefore solution and/or where to find the updated files,
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