Re: logrotate and wtmp confusion...
On Friday 26 April 2002 12:55 pm, Grant Edwards wrote:
> I've got two questions (that may be related):
> 1) Why are is my wtmp file so huge? I've got a Woody system
> that I installed about two weeks ago. I log into it a few
> times a day, and the wtmp file is up to over 13MB in 16
> On the RH7.2 system on which I do most of my work, the wtmp
> file never gets past 250K for a whole month.
> 2) On the RH system, the logrotate config files for most
> things (except wtmp) are in /etc/logrotate.d which is
> included by /etc/logrotate.conf.
> On my Woody system, there's nothing in /etc/logrotate.d
> except the file for the base-config. Yet, looking at
> /var/log shows that syslog, messages, daemon.log user.log,
> and other stuff are clearly being rotated.
> Since /etc/logrotate.conf only rotates wtmp and btmp, and
> /etc/logrotate.d doesn't control anything except
> installer.* files, where is logrotate getting instructions
> from for rotating the other files?
on the first, check the output of chkwtmp. on the second, check out
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