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Old 12-10-2009, 03:34 PM   #1
sang_froid
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log files not being rotated


I have syslog daemon running and also /etc/logrotate.conf says as below:
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# rotate log files weekly
weekly

# keep 4 weeks worth of backlogs
rotate 4

# create new (empty) log files after rotating old ones
create

# uncomment this if you want your log files compressed
compress

# RPM packages drop log rotation information into this directory
include /etc/logrotate.d

# no packages own wtmp -- we'll rotate them here
/var/log/wtmp {
monthly
create 0664 root utmp
rotate 1
}
Also
ps -ef |grep log

Quote:
root 21839 1 0 15:26 ? 00:00:00 syslogd -m 0
root 21843 1 0 15:26 ? 00:00:00 klogd -x
root 21895 15498 0 15:33 pts/0 00:00:00 grep log

Still the system is not rotating log files...what could have gone wrong ?
 
Old 12-10-2009, 03:40 PM   #2
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no idea, that's just the bog standard master config file out of the box so we've nothing to go on at all. check your logs in /var/log/messages and try "logrotate -vf /etc/logrotate.conf" to show verbose forced rotation of the process.
 
Old 12-11-2009, 09:11 AM   #3
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Is your cron daemon running? The cron daemon runs logrotate on a daily basis (/etc/cron.daily/logrotate), so make sure your cron daemon is running. If yes, then try acid_kewpie's suggestion.
 
  


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