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Re: [Fedora] Sendmail's 2GiB limit?



On Tue, 2007-02-20 at 20:05 -0700, Ashley M. Kirchner wrote:
> Chris Mohler wrote:
> > If I follow this discussion:
> > http://www.mail-archive.com/devel kannel org/msg06223.html
> >
> > you may be able to recompile sysklogd and have it pass the 2g limit.
> > It might be easier to move the rotation frequency back to one week,
> > and then glom the rotated files together once a month via cron.
>     That was easier said than done.  Once I recompiled sysklogd and 
> installed the new binary, restarted and all that jazz, when I tried to 
> start sendmail back up (with the >2 GiB file in place) I got this:
> 
>     > service sendmail start
>     Starting sendmail: 451 4.0.0 cannot open /var/log/sm-mta: File too large
> 
> 
>     If I'm not mistaken, those error codes are sendmail's.  *sigh*
> 
>     Now I have to write another script just to work in conjunction with 
> logrotate and rotate twice a month.  At the end of the month, take both 
> files and cat them together and then zip it up.  This is just stupid in 
> my opinion.
----
a script samurai would welcome the challenge.

Come to think of it, I don't recall ever seeing savvy administrators whining over a new scripting challenge, especially something that is this easy.

Craig


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