Bug 759321 - psacct logrotate script references init.d service
Summary: psacct logrotate script references init.d service
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: psacct
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jaromír Cápík
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
: 802434 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2011-12-02 00:40 UTC by Robert Buffington
Modified: 2016-02-01 01:55 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2013-01-30 00:49:52 UTC
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Description Robert Buffington 2011-12-02 00:40:48 UTC
Description of problem:
logrotate script 'psacct' rotates /var/account/psacct, but psacct keeps writing to the newly renamed file.

Additional info:
/etc/logrotate.d/psacct script still references init.d service, which does not exist:

       if /etc/init.d/psacct status >/dev/null 2>&1; then
           /usr/sbin/accton /var/account/pacct

therefore psacct does not reload and begin writing to the new /var/account/paacct file.

Comment 1 Hui Chen 2012-03-12 14:44:35 UTC
*** Bug 802434 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 2 Ian Donaldson 2012-03-19 08:51:42 UTC
Here is my replacement script which also includes a workaround to the spam
issue provided in https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=735300

# Logrotate file for psacct RPM

/var/account/pacct {
    rotate 31
    create 0600 root root
       if systemctl --quiet is-active psacct.service
           /usr/sbin/accton /var/account/pacct | grep -v "Turning on" | cat


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Comment 4 Jaromír Cápík 2013-01-16 15:56:12 UTC
Hello guys.

Sorry for the delay.

Ian, I've merged your changes together with changes made by Bill McGonigle to the logrotate .in file and modified the spec file accordingly.

Thank you all for the report and help.


Comment 5 Fedora Update System 2013-01-16 17:35:21 UTC
psacct-6.5.5-6.fc17 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 17.

Comment 6 Fedora Update System 2013-01-16 17:35:46 UTC
psacct-6.5.5-8.fc18 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 18.

Comment 7 Fedora Update System 2013-01-18 20:36:44 UTC
Package psacct-6.5.5-8.fc18:
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 18 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing psacct-6.5.5-8.fc18'
as soon as you are able to.
Please go to the following url:
then log in and leave karma (feedback).

Comment 8 Fedora Update System 2013-01-30 00:49:54 UTC
psacct-6.5.5-6.fc17 has been pushed to the Fedora 17 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

Comment 9 Fedora Update System 2013-01-30 00:52:17 UTC
psacct-6.5.5-8.fc18 has been pushed to the Fedora 18 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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