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Bug 76791 - cups logrotate
cups logrotate
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: cups (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Tim Waugh
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Reported: 2002-10-26 15:34 EDT by Need Real Name
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:38 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-04-09 12:07:21 EDT
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Description Need Real Name 2002-10-26 15:34:59 EDT
Cups has internal logrotation set, what makes log rotatiuon inconsistent with
the rest of the system,
The best way is to set 

MaxLogSize 0

in /etc/cups/cupsd.conf  and rotate files using script in /etc/logrotate.d/

/var/log/cups/*.log {
    /etc/init.d/cups restart >/dev/null` 2>&1 || true

This will make log rotation more consistent.
Comment 1 Need Real Name 2002-10-26 15:39:18 EDT
In addition:
/etc/init.d/cups restart >/dev/null 2>&1 || true
should not be used in scrip because 
this will start cups even if it should not be started.

The best way is to use pid, put cups seems does not create such file
in /var/run/ directory.
Comment 2 Tim Waugh 2002-11-08 09:53:05 EST
This is fixed in cups-1.1.15-13, which will show up in rawhide shortly.
Comment 3 giulioo 2002-12-06 17:28:01 EST
cups logs are by default *_log and not *.log, so cups.logrotate in rawhide needs
to be corrected.

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