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PostPosted: Sat Feb 08, 2014 1:18 pm 
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On my KM R5.5 machine, sometime in the fall (Oct. or Nov.2013) my /var/log/syslog file stopped getting auto-rotated.

In looking into how it's done in a Debian system I found this:
http://www.ducea.com/2006/06/06/rotating-linux-log-files-part-1-syslog/

It says that the /etc/cron.daily/sysklogd and /etc/cron.weekly/sysklogd scripts rotate the system log files.

I found if I log in as root and manually run the /etc/cron.daily/sysklogd script, the syslog rotates.
If I leave the system on it's own, it will not auto-rotate.

I can't see what's wrong and why it won't run inside the cron.daily folder?
All the permissions look right and the sysklogd is set as an executable (chmod 755)?

Code:
root@mythtv:/etc/cron.daily# ls -l
total 76
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 6822 Feb  7  2009 apt
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  314 Oct 26  2006 aptitude
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  502 Aug 15  2006 bsdmainutils
-rwxrwxr-x 1 root root   37 Jan  4  2010 clearddp
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  314 Aug 31  2006 dlocate
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  419 Aug  6  2006 find
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root   89 Apr  8  2006 logrotate
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  946 Oct 10  2006 man-db
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root   86 Jun  3  2006 modutils
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 1154 Mar  4  2007 ntp
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  383 Oct 21  2006 samba
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 3283 Oct 12  2006 standard
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  567 Nov 21 21:57 sync
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 1181 Sep 28  2006 sysklogd
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  469 Aug 27  2006 sysstat
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root   35 Jan  4  2010 timesync
-rwxrwxrwx 1 root root   42 Jan 10 22:12 touchdaily
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  114 Feb 22  2008 trailers


The crontab file is set to run the /etc/cron.daily files, so I'm not sure why /etc/cron.daily/sysklogd won't run on it's own any more?

Code:
# m h dom mon dow user   command
9 *   * * *   root    cd / && run-parts --report /etc/cron.hourly
15 0   * * *   root   test -x /usr/sbin/anacron || ( cd / && run-parts --report /etc/cron.daily )
47 6   * * 7   root   test -x /usr/sbin/anacron || ( cd / && run-parts --report /etc/cron.weekly )
52 6   1 * *   root   test -x /usr/sbin/anacron || ( cd / && run-parts --report /etc/cron.monthly )
#

The syslog on my friend's KM machine rotates fine, and the only difference is when the cron.daily scrips run.
On his KM machine they are set for a 6:25am run time. I have mine set to run at 12:15am.

Any clues?
Eric

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2014 10:22 am 
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Last weekend, I made a script to force a weekly autorotate of syslog and put it in the /etc/logrotate.d directory.

Code:
/var/log/syslog {
        weekly
        missingok
        rotate 8
        compress
        delaycompress
        notifempty
        create 640 root adm
}


It seems to have worked.
/etc/cron.weekly activated at 6:47am this morning, and /var/log/syslog rotated at 6:47am.

It would still be nice to know why the system can't autorotate syslog by itself any more!

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