Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 241407
logrotate.d/httpd postrotate must use initscripts
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:29 EST
Description of problem:
The default /etc/logrotate.d/httpd incorrectly invokes kill directly, rather
than the more appropriate means of calling /sbin/service httpd restart. The
current behavior has a number of flaws -- it blindly assumes the location of the
PID file, even though the init script accommodates a configurable override of
"PIDFILE" via /etc/sysconfig/httpd. Additionally, there is no benefit from the
existing safeguards in the init script (namely configtest-before-signal).
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Verified against both httpd-2.0.52-32.ent and httpd-2.2.3-6.el5.
Define PIDFILE in /etc/sysconfig/httpd to be something other than
"/var/run/httpd.pid" and observe logs not being rotated properly.
The httpd package should be internally consistent. Instead, default values are
duplicated in multiple locations and configuration files are not handled
uniformly between logrotate and init.
Thanks for the report.
I notice that the httpd init script itself does not correctly the $PIDFILE
override, since it should be passing -p $pidfile to the killproc function also,
but the fallback in that case is usually sufficient.
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