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Re: [RFC] How should rsyslog handle .0 logfiles from sysklogd

Marc Haber schrieb:
> On Fri, 19 Sep 2008 23:57:54 +0200, Michael Biebl <biebl@debian.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.


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