Bug 43118 - Can't read /var/log/messages.01.gz because it is compressed
Can't read /var/log/messages.01.gz because it is compressed
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: sysklogd (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2001-05-31 19:34 EDT by Channing Fell
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:20 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-05-31 19:34:53 EDT
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Description Channing Fell 2001-05-31 19:34:48 EDT
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Description of problem:
Cannot read the /var/log/messages.01.gz files because they are gz compressed.

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. let /var/log/messages file grow
2. at some point the file will rewrite and save the old data in
/var/log/messages.01.gz or larger number
3. Cannot "edit" the message.XX.gz file without uncompressing

Expected Results:  "Messages" files should be readable or I should be able
to "control" whether compression is enabled.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2001-06-01 14:23:27 EDT
It's the normal behavior of logrotate. You can change this by editing
/etc/logrotate.d/syslog and removing the 'compress' option.

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