[ATrpms-users] log-rotate facility for mythtv
Jeffrey J. Kosowsky
jeff at kosowsky.org
Mon Mar 26 05:01:02 CEST 2007
Yes -- it only rotates when both conditions are true.
You don't really need a script. Just look at the existing
/etc/logrotate.d/mythbackend file and delete the 'size' line if you
want it to just rotate every week independent of size.
Nick Morrott wrote at about 02:26:05 +0100 on Monday, March 26, 2007:
> On 25/03/07, Axel Thimm <Axel.Thimm at atrpms.net> wrote:
> > On Sun, Mar 25, 2007 at 01:31:20PM -0400, Jeffrey J. Kosowsky wrote:
> > > Just noticed that the /var/log/mythtv/mythbackend.log just continues
> > > growing forever (so does /var/log/mythtfilldatabase but it seems to
> > > collect much less information). Even worse, since mythbackend.log is
> > > 'hidden' in the subdirectory /var/log/mythtv, casual users may not
> > > notice how big the log file is getting...
> > >
> > > Would it be reasonable to add a logrotate facility for the mythtv
> > > rpms?
> > The rpms already have this for mythbackend.log since about mid-2003 (?).
> I'm in the process tonight of writing a simple patch for the
> mythbackend init scripts in MythTV SVN to add pidfile support and a
> sample logrotate script.
> I know from using the atrpms.net builds of MythTV in the past that
> they include logrotate support and so I had a look at the logrotate
> script in the mythbackend rpm. Is the script allowed to include both a
> time directive (weekly) and a size directive (10M) in the same block?
> I'm wondering if this is the reason that Paulo's scripts have not
> rotated - perhaps the last directive (the size one) is overriding the
> weekly directive, causing logrotate to wait until the file reaches
> 10MB before it is rotated?
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