syslog log rotation

Olaf Titz olaf at
Wed Apr 25 08:02:25 UTC 2001

> Yes: most of them.  For example, no version of SunOS/Solaris syslogd
> (up to and including Solaris 8) will create log files.  In fact, the


> INN would still need to create its new log files itself, because if it
> were to let syslogd create them, they'd be owned by root (instead of
> news), and you wouldn't be able to guarantee that they'd be readable

Oops. Didn't think about that.

> ...even if they did, synchronizing the system's logrotate with INN's
> scanlogs would be just about impossible.  The only reasonable way to
> do it would be to have scanlogs' processing lag one day behind the
> actual logs, which I don't think too many people would find
> acceptable.

No, just make sure to run scanlogs just after logrotate and run
scanlogs on the .old/.0/etc files.


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