Bug 4809 - logrotate aborts if it can't find a directory
logrotate aborts if it can't find a directory
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: 1999-08-31 14:13 EDT by signal11
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-09-24 14:22:47 EDT
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Description signal11 1999-08-31 14:13:32 EDT
Observed a problem with logrotate aborting further
processing when it encounters a non-existant directory
listed in /etc/logrotate.conf.  In my case, I had
reconfigured samba to log information somewhere other than
/var/log/samba, and when logrotate read the samba config
file under /etc/logrotate.d, it borked.  The result is that
any logfiles that would normally be processed after samba
will never be rotated.
Comment 1 Preston Brown 1999-09-24 14:22:59 EDT
you should rectify this through the use of the "missingok" flag for
that particular logrotate component.  Otherwise it will be considered
a fatal error.

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