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Bug Fix Advisory logrotate bug fix update

Advisory: RHBA-2010:0772-1
Type: Bug Fix Advisory
Severity: N/A
Issued on: 2010-10-14
Last updated on: 2010-10-14
Affected Products: Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)

Details

An updated logrotate package that fixes a bug is now available.

The logrotate utility simplifies the administration of multiple log files,
allowing the automatic rotation, compression, removal, and mailing of log files.

* Previously, when there was an error in one of the logrotate's configuration
files, logrotate stopped the whole rotation process. With this update, logrotate
only skips broken configuration files, and rotates logs defined in other
configuration files as usual. (BZ#642255)

All users of logrotate are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which
resolves this issue.


Solution

Before applying this update, make sure that all previously-released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.

This update is available via Red Hat Network. Details on how to use the Red
Hat Network to apply this update are available at
https://access.redhat.com/kb/docs/DOC-11259

Updated packages

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)

SRPMS:
logrotate-3.7.4-9.el5_5.1.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:0704
    MD5: d9612842b8d1dfc383ba69df89f6d6c8
SHA-256: 3824f08e6fed20a32ee44759e5d2b90cf9853365ac7d82ee5543378f8a20582b
 
IA-32:
logrotate-3.7.4-9.el5_5.1.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:0704
    MD5: ff9a0d3904bb53c061a2fbec188baf57
SHA-256: edd136ad2992880d85397ebf0d2417d9094345654e584838dcf51dd62f620ff6
 
IA-64:
logrotate-3.7.4-9.el5_5.1.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:0704
    MD5: 73f0fce418d0fc72ba5ed61a5a28e75c
SHA-256: 8d10bb13d4f288bad1c086372c715417f0558ef41fbb1ee7b30e53792d2bbd01
 
PPC:
logrotate-3.7.4-9.el5_5.1.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:0704
    MD5: 844cd99ac1eed6348c78766f11bef509
SHA-256: 94d02009c3d28d1594d6256567d696416b8b71bf0d8e39db12a92827c1609371
 
s390x:
logrotate-3.7.4-9.el5_5.1.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:0704
    MD5: 23c7bb41f7a462e9f3af7b6f0b561c90
SHA-256: 157afc6b80c3ae8405b213a11c43a32332e0eeb4052e380a8bf18ddab0a9776c
 
x86_64:
logrotate-3.7.4-9.el5_5.1.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:0704
    MD5: 3a9eb41bf2dfb51258136d97da612cca
SHA-256: 7934017c994ca511a149331d3b8ea9d9cc7e31d5604af756c5acd49a00e1ccae
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)

SRPMS:
logrotate-3.7.4-9.el5_5.1.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:0704
    MD5: d9612842b8d1dfc383ba69df89f6d6c8
SHA-256: 3824f08e6fed20a32ee44759e5d2b90cf9853365ac7d82ee5543378f8a20582b
 
IA-32:
logrotate-3.7.4-9.el5_5.1.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:0704
    MD5: ff9a0d3904bb53c061a2fbec188baf57
SHA-256: edd136ad2992880d85397ebf0d2417d9094345654e584838dcf51dd62f620ff6
 
x86_64:
logrotate-3.7.4-9.el5_5.1.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:0704
    MD5: 3a9eb41bf2dfb51258136d97da612cca
SHA-256: 7934017c994ca511a149331d3b8ea9d9cc7e31d5604af756c5acd49a00e1ccae
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

642255 - [RFE] request that logrotate rotate logs even with errors in the configuruation


Keywords

logrotate


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