Comment 77 for bug 407862

On 09/07/2011 02:16 PM, Barry Warsaw wrote:
>> [0] spitzer:~# logger testing
>> [0] spitzer:~# tail -2 /var/log/syslog
>> 10:08:48 beta AptDaemon: INFO: Shutdown was requested
>> Sep 7 10:09:42 spitzer root: testing
>> [0] spitzer:~# logrotate --force --verbose /etc/logrotate.conf
> [output deleted]
>> [0] spitzer:~# logger testing
>> [0] spitzer:~# tail /var/log/syslog
>> [0] spitzer:~# tail -2 /var/log/syslog.1
>> Sep 7 10:08:48 beta AptDaemon: INFO: Shutdown was requested
>> Sep 7 10:09:42 spitzer root: testing
>>
>>
>> ==> no more messages in syslog.
>
> At this point, what is the ownership and permissions on /var/log/syslog?

# ls -l /var/log/syslog
-rw-rw-r-- 1 root adm 0 2011-09-07 10:11 /var/log/syslog

> After the logrotate command, I can still send messages to syslog with
>
> $ logger -i testing
>
> Note that the -i is necessary to make each subsequent syslog entry different,
> because /etc/rsyslogd.conf has
>
> $RepeatedMsgReduction on
>
> by default. Thus if you're testing with just `logger testing` these messages
> will get suppressed. I just want to be sure that this isn't tricking you into
> thinking that syslog is broken.

I don't think so:

[0] spitzer:~# logger a new, improved testing message
[0] spitzer:~# tail /var/log/syslog
[0] spitzer:~#

> I also testing this with a very minimal logrotate.conf file:
>
> -----snip snip-----
> weekly
> rotate 4
> create
>
> /var/log/syslog
> {
> postrotate
> reload rsyslog >/dev/null 2>&1 || true
> endscript
> sharedscripts
> }
> -----snip snip-----

I've attached my logrotate.conf in case it matters.

>
> I still can't reproduce your problem. :(

Well, let me know if there's anything I can do to help...

[0] spitzer:~# dpkg-query -l rsyslog
Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold
|
Status=Not/Inst/Cfg-files/Unpacked/Failed-cfg/Half-inst/trig-aWait/Trig-pend
|/ Err?=(none)/Reinst-required (Status,Err: uppercase=bad)
||/ Name Version Description
+++-====================-====================-========================================================
ii rsyslog 4.2.0-2ubuntu8.1 enhanced multi-threaded
syslogd

Best,

   -Nikolaus

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