Garance A Drosihn
drosih at rpi.edu
Sun Dec 12 17:56:27 PST 2004
At 10:07 AM -0500 12/11/04, munn wrote:
>I have two FreeBSD machines running 4.10-RELEASE-p5. On machine A
>newsyslog rolls over the log files perfectly, on Machine B I get
>/var/log/auth.log.0: No such file or directory
>The newsyslog.conf entries are :
>MACHINE A: /var/log/auth.log 600 7 100 * Z
>MACHINE B: /var/log/auth.log 600 7 100 $W6D0 Z
>An ls of the /var/log directory yields
>ls -ltr auth*
>-rw------- 1 root wheel 97872 Dec 11 00:00 auth.log.1
>-rw------- 1 root wheel 95 Dec 11 00:00 auth.log.0.gz
>-rw------- 1 root wheel 176 Dec 11 09:42 auth.log
>I have looked relevant permissions and files sizes on both machines
>and they are identical. Can anyone suggest what the problem is?
>Is the time entry the issue ... I just copied it from another entry
>in the newsyslog.conf file.
I doubt the time-entry would be the issue. That will only effect
*when* a file gets rotated. It should have no effect on what should
be done once it is decided to rotate the file.
You might try running 'newsyslog -nvv', and see if that shows a
difference between the two machines.
Is that 'ls' command from the machine which works, or the one which
does not work? Either way, it doesn't seem quite right. You should
either see 'auth.log.0.gz' and 'auth.log.1.gz', or you should see
'auth.log.0' and 'auth.log.1'. The program is complaining that it
can not find 'auth.log.0', and sure enough there is no 'auth.log.0'.
You might want to try 'gunzip /var/log/auth.log.0.gz', and then
run newsyslog and see if it works any better.
Garance Alistair Drosehn = gad at gilead.netel.rpi.edu
Senior Systems Programmer or gad at freebsd.org
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute or drosih at rpi.edu
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