[distcc] Re: Bug#203747: distcc should rotate distccd logs

Dag Wieers dag at wieers.com
Fri Aug 1 13:31:41 GMT 2003

On Fri, 1 Aug 2003, Martin Pool wrote:

> On  1 Aug 2003, "Nikita V. Youshchenko" <yoush at cs.msu.su> wrote:
> > Package: distcc
> > Version: 2.5.1-1
> > Severity: important
> > 
> > I just found a 26-megabyte /var/log/distccd.log ..
> > 
> > Distcc package should support distccd log rotation.
> Thankyou for the suggestion.  It is a good idea.
> The main thing would be to add distcc to the logrotate configuration.
> There is no support at the moment for distcc to reopen its log files,
> so it would need to either write out through syslog, or be shut down
> and restarted, or to gain the ability to reopen logs on say a SIGHUP.

logrotate has the ability to copy the logfile and truncate the existing so 
that you may not have to restart/send signals to the process. It is called 
copytruncate but it might loose some data between copying and truncating.

My package had a logrotate file, but it seems not to work using 
copytruncate and I'm not sure why. Is distcc just appending to the file ?

	/var/log/distccd.log {

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