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Re: Rotation of /var/log/mail.log

On Tue, Sep 23, 2003 at 04:46:01PM -0700, Mark Ferlatte wrote:

> Matt Zimmerman said on Tue, Sep 23, 2003 at 07:43:04PM -0400:
> > On Tue, Sep 23, 2003 at 02:59:02PM -0700, Mark Ferlatte wrote:
> > 
> > > Please do this instead.  I'm not sure why sysklogd does it's own
> > > rotation[...]
> > 
> > Because sysklogd doesn't have a fixed set of log files.
> It does have a _default_ set of log files, which should be rotated by default.
> Apache doesn't have a fixed set of log files, either, but it uses logrotate
> just fine.  As far as that goes, so does the syslog-ng syslogd replacement.
> It doesn't seem unreasonable to expect that if you change log file locations
> that you should/would have to change logrotation configuration, and having
> syslogd be seperate and special is just adding confusion without much gain.

sysklogd tries to be better; it adapts to the current configuration rather
than leaving it up to the user to update a logrotate.d file if they change
the configuration.

 - mdz

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