problem rotating apache logs

Robin Becker robin at
Tue Mar 10 09:01:25 PDT 2009

I'm trying to get newsyslog to rotate my apache2 logs (this in 7.0 & 7.1 release).

I added this to the end of newsyslog.conf

/var/log/httpd-*.log        644  9     8    @T01    BG /var/run/ 30

this is what is currently working for me in 6.0 & 6.1.  Signal 30 is supposed to 
be USR1 which is intended to cause a graceful restart.

However, I find that although I do get a rotated log file the new logs always 
seem to be empty.

The logs seem to start growing only after I restart the apache server.

What am I doing wrong?
Robin Becker

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