/var/log/mail.log not being written to after logrotate

Discussion in 'Apple' started by Evan Platt, Oct 1, 2007.

  1. Evan Platt

    Evan Platt Guest

    Not sure if this is a logrotate issue, or a postfix issue..

    But right now I have /sw/etc/logrotate /etc/logrotate.conf set to run
    at midnight every night, but it appears it's only rotating weekly, and
    when it does, at least my /var/log/mail.log isn't being written to.
    Not sure what to look for but the mail.log permissions aren't 777, so
    I set them to 777 then do a postfix reload, still nothing is written
    to them.

    First off, am I correct that my first 'weekly' line in there is why
    the logs are only being rotated once a week? And second, any idea why
    when it does rotate, the mail.log is not being written to?

    A reboot fixes it, but I'd like to not have to reboot.



    # keep 4 weeks worth of backlogs
    rotate 4

    # create new (empty) log files after rotating old ones

    # uncomment this if you want your log files compressed

    # packages drop log rotation information into this directory
    include /sw/etc/logrotate.d

    # Mac OS X handles wtmp with periodic scripts.
    # no packages own wtmp -- we'll rotate them here
    #/var/log/wtmp {
    # monthly
    # create 0664 root utmp
    # rotate 1

    # system-specific logs may be also be configured here.
    # Mac OS X handles other system logs with periodic scripts.
    /var/log/*.log {
    rotate 30
    create 777 root
    chmod 777 /var/log/*.log
    Evan Platt, Oct 1, 2007
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