Bug 239934 - Shredding patch for logrotate
Summary: Shredding patch for logrotate
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: logrotate   
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Version: rawhide
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OS: Linux
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Assignee: Tomas Smetana
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Reported: 2007-05-12 18:47 UTC by Peter Eckersley
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:12 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-05-23 12:17:35 UTC
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patch to make logrotate call GNU shred (6.52 KB, patch)
2007-05-12 18:47 UTC, Peter Eckersley
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Description Peter Eckersley 2007-05-12 18:47:51 UTC
Description of problem:

Hi!  We have a project here at EFF to ensure that free software systems
implement users' and sys admins' policies on data retention and deletion
securely.  We're sending patches :)  Attached is one that has logrotate call 
shred from the GNU fileutils when it deletes log files.  Conf file options are
available to turn this off and on for various logs, and to change the number of
overwrite passes that shred makes.

It'd be great if you could include this in future releases of logrotate!


Peter Eckersley

Comment 1 Peter Eckersley 2007-05-12 18:47:51 UTC
Created attachment 154589 [details]
patch to make logrotate call GNU shred

Comment 2 Tomas Smetana 2007-05-14 06:52:56 UTC
Thanks for the patch.  I'll go through it, but at the first look it seems to be
OK.  The devel branch is freezed and this will unlikely find its way to FC7
release, but might be included in one of the updates.

Comment 3 Tomas Smetana 2007-05-14 10:41:01 UTC
I've adapted the code for logrotate-3.7.5 and turned the new option off by
default. The patch was commited.

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