Bug 241407 - logrotate.d/httpd postrotate must use initscripts
logrotate.d/httpd postrotate must use initscripts
Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: httpd (Show other bugs)
4.0
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Assigned To: Joe Orton
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Reported: 2007-05-25 16:13 EDT by Kevin Graham
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
2 users (show)

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Fixed In Version: RHSA-2007-0747
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Last Closed: 2007-11-15 10:06:30 EST
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Description Kevin Graham 2007-05-25 16:13:09 EDT
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.

How reproducible:

Define PIDFILE in /etc/sysconfig/httpd to be something other than
"/var/run/httpd.pid" and observe logs not being rotated properly.

Expected results:

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.
Comment 1 Joe Orton 2007-05-29 09:27:44 EDT
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.
Comment 2 RHEL Product and Program Management 2007-05-29 09:44:15 EDT
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux maintenance release.  Product Management has requested
further review of this request by Red Hat Engineering, for potential
inclusion in a Red Hat Enterprise Linux Update release for currently deployed
products.  This request is not yet committed for inclusion in an Update
release.
Comment 7 errata-xmlrpc 2007-11-15 10:06:30 EST
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 the solution and/or where to find the updated files,
please follow the link below. You may reopen this bug report
if the solution does not work for you.

http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2007-0747.html

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