Bug 67947 - logrotate samba doesn't work right when using log files log.%m in smb.conf
Summary: logrotate samba doesn't work right when using log files log.%m in smb.conf
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: logrotate (Show other bugs)
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Version: 7.3
Hardware: i686 Linux
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Assignee: Elliot Lee
QA Contact: Aaron Brown
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Reported: 2002-07-04 17:27 UTC by Nicolas Bock
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:43 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-07-04 17:27:49 UTC
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Description Nicolas Bock 2002-07-04 17:27:45 UTC
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Description of problem:
The redhat default for log files in smb.conf is %m.log, for which logrotate
works great. When however this is changed to log.%m, logrotate fails to work
properly. The entry /var/log/samba/log.* in /etc/logroate.d/samba causes the
rotated log files to be rotated again, resulting in an infinite loop of
rotation. The file log.smbd for example will first be rotated to log.smbd.1.gz
and then to log.smbd.1.gz.1.gz and so forth.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Change smb.conf log file setting to log.%m
2.Change in /etc/logrotate.d/samba /var/log/samba/log.*


Additional info:

Now you might say that one simply shouldn't change smb.conf's default to log.%m,
and I have to admit that I don't know how many people would do this, this might
therefore not be all too bad. I still think though that this is kind of an
interesting behavior.

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