Bug 4944 - boot.log not rotated
boot.log not rotated
Status: CLOSED NEXTRELEASE
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: sysklogd (Show other bugs)
6.0
All Linux
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
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Reported: 1999-09-06 18:00 EDT by wp0002
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:09 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-09-08 14:22:38 EDT
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Description wp0002 1999-09-06 18:00:55 EDT
The syslog.conf configuration file included in sysklogd
causes syslog to save boot messages in /var/log/boot.log.
Unfortunately, this file is not rotated like other logs and
can grow quite big.  The sysklogd rpm should probably
install a file such as /etc/logrotate.d with the following
contents:

/var/log/boot.log { }
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 1999-09-08 14:22:59 EDT
Fixed in sysklogd-1.3.31-10, which will be in next Raw Hide release.

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