conf/173857: Mistake in newsyslog.conf
matt at xtaz.co.uk
Fri Nov 23 09:40:01 UTC 2012
>Synopsis: Mistake in newsyslog.conf
>Arrival-Date: Fri Nov 23 09:40:00 UTC 2012
>Originator: Matt Smith
FreeBSD tao.xtaz.co.uk 9.1-RC3 FreeBSD 9.1-RC3 #0 r242431M: Thu Nov 1 17:49:06 GMT 2012 root at tao.xtaz.co.uk:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/TAO amd64
Discussed in forum here: http://forums.freebsd.org/showthread.php?t=35910
I believe there is a mistake in the /etc/newsyslog.conf. The line for rotating the weekly.log has a 1 in the size field where I believe this should be a *. This results in the reason for the log rotation always being because size <1K whereas because it's a log that's designed to be rotated weekly shouldn't this be based on the when clause rather than the size as the daily and monthly ones are?
I apologise if this is done intentionally for some reason, but it seems odd to me and somebody on the forum agreed and so I have filed a PR.
Enable the weekly.log in periodic.conf and observe when it gets rotated and the reason for the rotation given at the top of the log file.
Change the 1 under the size field for the weekly.log to a *
Patch attached with submission follows:
--- newsyslog.conf.old 2012-11-23 09:28:33.000000000 +0000
+++ newsyslog.conf 2012-11-23 09:28:42.000000000 +0000
@@ -34,5 +34,5 @@
/var/log/security 600 10 100 * JC
/var/log/sendmail.st 640 10 * 168 B
/var/log/utx.log 644 3 * @01T05 B
-/var/log/weekly.log 640 5 1 $W6D0 JN
+/var/log/weekly.log 640 5 * $W6D0 JN
/var/log/xferlog 600 7 100 * JC
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