Bug 76342 - mgetty logrotate config fills /var/log
Summary: mgetty logrotate config fills /var/log
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 68096
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: mgetty (Show other bugs)
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Version: 7.3
Hardware: i686 Linux
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Assignee: Nalin Dahyabhai
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Reported: 2002-10-20 13:17 UTC by Mika Ilmaranta
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:38 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-02-21 18:49:59 UTC
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Description Mika Ilmaranta 2002-10-20 13:17:13 UTC
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Description of problem:
mgetty 1.1.28-3 logrotate config is filling /var/log/ with
mgetty.log.ttyS?.x.x.x.x... files where x is any single digit number 0-9.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Everytime logrotate is run.

Additional info:

Maybe mgetty's log file naming convention should be changed from
mgetty.log.ttyS? to mgetty.ttyS?.log to allow the use of * in
/etc/logrotate.d/mgetty. It simply does not work with * as last component of
what to rotate. Other possible solution would be to change logrotate so it would
not touch anything that ends with number.

For now fixed with removing * from mgetty's logrotate config and giving exact
paths to log-files.

Comment 1 Miguel Armas 2002-11-07 10:33:09 UTC
It can be fixed just changing /var/log/mgetty.log.tty*   
for /var/log/mgetty.log.ttyS? in /etc/logrotate.d/mgetty  

Comment 2 giulioo 2003-02-20 18:50:01 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 68096 ***

Comment 3 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-02-21 18:49:59 UTC
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.

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