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Bug 78507

Summary: request flexble handling of 'olddir'
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Raw Hide Reporter: Marcel Mol <marcel>
Component: logrotateAssignee: Elliot Lee <sopwith>
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE QA Contact: Jay Turner <jturner>
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Priority: medium    
Version: 1.0CC: srevivo
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Description Marcel Mol 2002-11-24 22:53:42 UTC
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Description of problem:
olddir basicvally only works when specifying an absolute path.
I'd like to sepcify olddir as an relative path in which case the directory of
the logfile name is prepensded to it to form the actual
olddir directory

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. example logrotate.conf:

    olddir oldlogs

    /root/test.log {
        rotate 2

2. run logrotate 
3. you get an error message and logrotate quits

Actual Results:  
error: /etc/logrotate.conf:14 error verifying olddir path oldlogs: No such file
or directory

Expected Results:  It shoudl prepend '/root/' to olddir and use that als the
resulting olddir value.

Additional info:

I've a patch ready for this

Comment 1 Marcel Mol 2002-11-24 22:54:53 UTC
Created attachment 86244 [details]
diff to alood relative paths for olddir

Comment 2 Elliot Lee 2002-12-10 17:50:16 UTC
I've put something along these lines into CVS. Seems to pass 'make test', good enough for 
me :)

Thanks for the patch!