Mythbuntu, Ubuntu derivative focused upon MythTV

Activity log for bug #250776

Date Who What changed Old value New value Message
2008-07-22 10:44:42 laga bug added bug
2008-07-22 10:44:59 laga description Log files can grow very large [1], up to the point where they fill up / or /var with potentially disastrous results. The MythTV packages use logrotate to rotate log files. While logrotate can rotate files based on their size, it is only run daily. I suggest that mythtv-common should depend on a more sane log rotation utility. I'll try to find some alternatives. Log files can grow very large [1], up to the point where they fill up / or /var with potentially disastrous results. The MythTV packages use logrotate to rotate log files. While logrotate can rotate files based on their size, it is only run daily. I suggest that mythtv-common should depend on a more sane log rotation utility. I'll try to find some alternatives. [1] http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=5432679&postcount=4
2008-09-15 20:45:43 laga mythbuntu: status New Confirmed
2008-09-15 20:45:43 laga mythbuntu: importance Undecided Medium
2008-09-15 20:45:43 laga mythbuntu: statusexplanation I haven't been able to find a nice log rotation tool. Any hints? :)
2008-11-19 05:59:52 Thomas Mashos mythbuntu: status Confirmed Fix Committed
2008-11-19 05:59:52 Thomas Mashos mythbuntu: statusexplanation I haven't been able to find a nice log rotation tool. Any hints? :) According to the logrotate manpage we can use a size restriction and it looks like we can use both a size and daily rotate. I've added this fix to the mythtv-fixes branch. http://linuxcommand.org/man_pages/logrotate8.html
2008-11-19 08:34:49 laga mythbuntu: status Fix Committed Triaged
2008-11-19 08:34:49 laga mythbuntu: statusexplanation According to the logrotate manpage we can use a size restriction and it looks like we can use both a size and daily rotate. I've added this fix to the mythtv-fixes branch. http://linuxcommand.org/man_pages/logrotate8.html
2008-12-09 21:02:21 MarcRandolph mythbuntu: importance Medium Wishlist
2008-12-09 21:02:21 MarcRandolph mythbuntu: statusexplanation The only sane thing I can think to do is to offer to put the /var/log directory on its own filesystem so that it doesn't take down the whole system if it overflows. Moving to wishlist. If anyone can think of something better, feel free to propose something - this obviously wouldn't help people that install Mythbuntu over a standard Ubuntu install.
2009-08-08 22:02:09 Launchpad Janitor branch linked lp:ubuntu/karmic/mythtv