/usr/sbin/logrotate does not rotate the log files in /var/log
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You can easily check it with the following command.:
# stat /var/spool/cron/lastrun/cron.daily
Size: 0 Blocks: 0 IO Block: 4096 regular empty file
Device: ca02h/51714d Inode: 713141 Links: 1
Access: (0644/-rw-r--r--) Uid: ( 0/ root) Gid: ( 0/ root)
Access: 2017-11-22 15:30:01.000000000 +0100
Modify: 2017-11-22 15:30:01.000000000 +0100
Change: 2017-11-22 15:30:01.000000000 +0100
Access time, modify time and change time of the files should be equal as the files will be removed and newly created when cron.daily had been run. If they are not, something has changed the time on purpose (maybe some backup software)
To do so crond is executing /usr/lib/cron/run-crons every 15 minutes which in turn is checking the change time (ctime) of the files in /var/spool/cron/lastrun/
If another application is modifying the change time of /var/spool/cron/lastrun/cron.daily, /usr/lib/cron/run-crons will never run any directive file in /etc/cron.daily/ where the logrotate file is stored as well.
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- Document ID:7022373
- Creation Date: 22-Nov-2017
- Modified Date:03-Mar-2020
- SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
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