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Old 09-15-2006, 02:52 PM   #1
TL_CLD
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Logs - how are they handled


My old Trustix boxes handled all sorts of logging without me doing anything. When I installed a new package, the whole logging thing was taken care of automagically.

It seems to me that this is not the case with Slackware.

How do I go about handling this the best and most "Slack" way?

When I installed SAMBA, /var/log/samba/ was created, and it is starting to fill up with various logfiles. This is all good, but how can I assure that they are a rotated? This is a part of Linux I'm not used to handling.

I believe it has something to do with /etc/logrotate.d/syslog, but I must admit that reading this:

/var/log/cron /var/log/debug /var/log/maillog /var/log/messages /var/log/secure /var/log/spooler /var/log/syslog {
sharedscripts
postrotate
/bin/kill -HUP `cat /var/run/syslogd.pid 2>/dev/null` 2>/dev/null || true
endscript
}

Only adds to my confusion.

Anybody got a good, newbie-friendly, link to a tutorial/how-to?

Sincerely,
Thomas
 
Old 09-15-2006, 03:09 PM   #2
gilead
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I have a file called /etc/logrotate.d/samba that contains the following:
Code:
/var/log/samba/*.log {
   notifempty
   missingok
   sharedscripts
   copytruncate
   postrotate
     /bin/kill -HUP `cat /var/run/smbd.pid /var/run/nmbd.pid 2> /dev/null` 2> /dev/null || true
   endscript
}
On a low load box like this one I've never had any problems with that setup.
 
Old 09-15-2006, 03:43 PM   #3
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read man logrotate!
an entry in /etc/logrotate.conf
will surely do what you require

gilead's code may look mystifying, so here is a simple example I knocked up:

#Rotate Xorg log
/var/log/Xorg.0.log {
daily
create 0644 root root
rotate 1
}

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