[clug] rotating log files

Robert Edwards bob at cs.anu.edu.au
Fri Mar 23 02:22:05 GMT 2007

Thanks Alex,

Looks like I have an old (unpatched) copy of logrotate as well. I'll
look into updating.


Bob Edwards.

Alex Satrapa wrote:
> On 23/03/2007, at 10:55 , Alex Satrapa wrote:
>> Apparently logrotate 3.7.4 and greater support the "dateext" option. I 
>> only have 3.7 on my machines so I can't tell you more details, but it 
>> was apparently added to address the exact issue you are experiencing 
>> (multiple redundant backups of the same log file with different names).
> I can't tell by simply reading the log entries what the resolution was 
> for this bug report in Red Had Fedora:
>   https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=108775
> ... but it's entertaining reading.
> According to Debian's bug tracking system, bug #257685 "please apply 
> dateext patches from SuSE" was fixed in version logrotate/3.7.1-1 by 
> Paul Martin <pm at debian.org>
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