logrotate exists abnormally with duplicate log entry for /var/log/acpid

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Environment

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 Service Pack 4
 

Situation

After updating to klogd-1.4.1-559.24.1 logrotate exists with:
 
sles10:/etc/cron.daily # ./logrotate
error: syslog-ng:11 duplicate log entry for /var/log/acpid
sles10:/etc/cron.daily #

The following error is noticed in /var/log/messages:

Feb  7 14:58:25 sles10 logrotate: ALERT exited abnormally with [1]
Feb  7 14:58:25 sles10 logrotate: error: syslog-ng:11 duplicate log entry for /var/log/acpid
 

Resolution

Please delete /etc/logrotate.d/syslog-ng and reload /etc/init.d/syslog.
This issue gets addressed with syslog-ng-1.6.8-20.23.1 or later.

Cause

This issue is caused by duplicate entries in /etc/logrotate.d/syslog and /etc/logrotate.d/syslog-ng. Both files come from different packages (syslog = klogd, syslog-ng = syslog-ng) and thus caused these duplicate entries. Deleting /etc/logrotate.d/syslog-ng is the preferred solution.

Disclaimer

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  • Document ID:7003176
  • Creation Date: 06-Apr-2012
  • Modified Date:04-Mar-2021
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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