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# 15  
Quote:
Originally Posted by MadeInGermany
You can manually run
Code:
logrotate -d /etc/logrotate.conf

and it tells what it would do - without doing anything.

I tried that. Concerning the auth.log it says:
Code:
considering log /var/log/auth.log
  Now: 2018-12-13 06:15
  Last rotated at 2018-12-12 15:15
  log does not need rotating (log has been rotated at 2018-12-12 15:15, that is not week ago yet)

But that was yesterday when I set off the logrotate command manually.

The problem appears to be the test for -d /run/systemd/system. If the directory exists the script exits right away. (See my original post.)
Code:
# skip in favour of systemd timer
if [ -d /run/systemd/system ]; then
     exit 0 
fi

I don't understand how it could detect the system timer by checking for the existence of that directory.

--- Post updated at 10:57 PM ---

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ralph
What if I restart the machine? Being in the /run directory won't it be recreated as 'system' when the system comes up again?
Quote:
Originally Posted by RudiC
"for a test" doesn't necessarily include a reboot...

The machine doesn't run 24/7. So unless I perform a test right after renaming the directory (which one?) it will be recreated as 'system' after a reboot. (I just rebooted and checked.)

Last edited by Ralph; 12-12-2018 at 06:30 PM..
# 16  
Of course you can comment out the check for systemd in /etc/cron.daily/logrotate.
But an update of the respective package might re-instate the original file.

The better alternative is to look what systemd is supposed to do:
Look if there is anything with "log" or "rotat" in
Code:
find /usr/lib/systemd/ /lib/systemd/ -type f -name "*.timer" \( -name "*log*" -o -name "*rotat*" \) -print

?
Then also look for the corresponding .service file!
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