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Bug 4809 - logrotate aborts if it can't find a directory
Summary: logrotate aborts if it can't find a directory
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: logrotate
Version: 6.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Preston Brown
QA Contact:
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Reported: 1999-08-31 18:13 UTC by signal11
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-09-24 18:22:47 UTC

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Description signal11 1999-08-31 18:13:32 UTC
Observed a problem with logrotate aborting further
processing when it encounters a non-existant directory
listed in /etc/logrotate.conf.  In my case, I had
reconfigured samba to log information somewhere other than
/var/log/samba, and when logrotate read the samba config
file under /etc/logrotate.d, it borked.  The result is that
any logfiles that would normally be processed after samba
will never be rotated.

Comment 1 Preston Brown 1999-09-24 18:22:59 UTC
you should rectify this through the use of the "missingok" flag for
that particular logrotate component.  Otherwise it will be considered
a fatal error.

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