initctl: invalid command: rotate

Bug #1833801 reported by Moses Moore on 2019-06-22
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
rsyslog (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

rsyslog 8.16.0-1ubuntu3.1 , Ubuntu 16.04.6 LTS

the logrotate for rsyslog is a bit awry. The /etc/logrotate.d/rsyslog has this in the postrotate block:

But when invoked (either by logrotate or manually) I get:
initctl: invalid command: rotate
Try `initctl --help' for more information.
invoke-rc.d: initscript rsyslog, action "rotate" failed.

The workaround is to change the postrotate block to what I saw in a much earlier version:

    service rsyslog rotate > /dev/null

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 16.04
Package: rsyslog 8.16.0-1ubuntu3.1
Uname: Linux 2.6.32-042stab127.2 x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.20.1-0ubuntu2.18
Architecture: amd64
Date: Sat Jun 22 00:24:52 2019
 PATH=(custom, no user)
SourcePackage: rsyslog
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to xenial on 2016-06-15 (1101 days ago)
mtime.conffile..etc.logrotate.d.rsyslog: 2019-06-22T00:24:05.675752

Moses Moore (moses-ubuntu) wrote :
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in rsyslog (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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