Bug 53391 - gdm overwrites /var/log/XFree86.0.log
Summary: gdm overwrites /var/log/XFree86.0.log
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: gdm
Version: roswell
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
medium
medium
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Havoc Pennington
QA Contact: Aaron Brown
URL:
Whiteboard:
Keywords: FutureFeature
Depends On:
Blocks:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2001-09-07 20:13 UTC by Nicholas J Kreucher
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:36 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-11-22 03:08:12 UTC


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Description Nicholas J Kreucher 2001-09-07 20:13:05 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.78 [en] (X11; U; Linux 2.4.7-2.9smp i686)

Description of problem:
when starting X, gdm simply overwrites /var/log/XFree86.0.log and does
not make a backup copy first. this makes it difficult to see why
a previous X session has crashed.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):


How reproducible:
Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. start gdm
2. exit X or X crashes
3. gdm restarts, old log file containing valiuable debug info is
overwritten
	
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Actual Results:  /var/log/XFree86.0.log is overwritten

Expected Results:  would be nice if a logrotate like feature was
implimented, perhaps the last 3 or 4 X logs would be saved on gdm startup,
then rotated to /dev/null

Additional info:

Comment 1 Havoc Pennington 2001-10-07 14:50:46 UTC
Agree it would be a good feature. Debugging is currently problematic.

Comment 2 George Lebl 2001-11-22 03:08:06 UTC
Just fixed this in CVS gdm2 so this will be in 2.2.5.2 whenever that comes out
(could be today I haven't decided yet:)

Comment 3 Havoc Pennington 2002-02-11 22:41:57 UTC
We'll catch this shortly by upgrading the gdm in rawhide, if we haven't already.


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