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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
>     days.
>     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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