Bug 4729 - logrotate fails to rotate in certain circumstance
logrotate fails to rotate in certain circumstance
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: logrotate (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Preston Brown
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Reported: 1999-08-26 16:39 EDT by chrismcc
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-08-27 16:01:48 EDT
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Description chrismcc 1999-08-26 16:39:50 EDT
with this test config:
rotate 10
errors root
size 100
/path/file {

if /path/file.1.gz exists /path/file will not be rotated

for example, /path/file is a web log.  After rotation
logresolve is run on /path/file.1 ,  the log is then
compressed leaving /path/file.1.gz .

possible fix suggestion, if /path/file.1.gz exists, move to
/path/file.2.gz then move /path/file to /path/file.1

probably the same on all arch
tested with 5.2, 6.0, and rawhide as of Aug 18,1999
Comment 1 Preston Brown 1999-08-26 23:45:59 EDT
can you please turn on debugging (run logrotate with -d) and send me
the output?  I see that what you have discovered is valid, but I want
to pin down exactly what is happening in the code.
Comment 2 Preston Brown 1999-08-27 16:01:59 EDT
user reports that they were incorrect.

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