Marc Haber schrieb: > On Fri, 19 Sep 2008 23:57:54 +0200, Michael Biebl <firstname.lastname@example.org> > wrote: >> 2.) Try to log rotate the .0 files for the default Debian log files in >> postinst. I feel a bit uneasy about this approach, for several reasons: >> - It adds fairly reasonable complexity to the maintainer scripts, if you >> want to consider all corner cases. >> E.g. if you switch from syslog-ng to rsyslog, it is very likely that you >> have old .0 files lying around (from a sysklogd->syslog-ng switch), so >> syslog.1 would be older than syslog.2 which would be very confusing. > > Just check the timestamps of syslog.0 and rotate it to syslog.1 iff > its timestamps are in between syslog and the former syslog.1. If they > are not, throw a warning and leave. Sounds reasonable. I'll implement something along those lines. Thanks for the feedback. Michael -- Why is it that all of the instruments seeking intelligent life in the universe are pointed away from Earth?
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