[Dovecot] Maillog rotates, but dovecot still writes logs into old logfile?

Eric Rostetter rostetter at mail.utexas.edu
Thu Apr 19 20:43:17 EEST 2007

Quoting Mart Pirita <sysadmin at e-positive.ee>:

> log_path = /var/log/maillog
> info_log_path = /var/log/maillog

Could be dangerous, unless all programs writing to /var/log/maillog use
append mode (and it is on local disks, etc).

> Now when log files are rotating at 04:00 (maillog > maillog.1) dovecot
> still keeps login into maillog.1 and not into maillog, where sendmail,
> etc writes logs.

Yes, sounds right.

> The only solution I did found, is adding into /etc/logrotate.d/syslog
> command to restart dovecot:
> /var/log/maillog {
>                                               postrotate
>                 /usr/bin/killall -HUP syslogd
> /etc/rc.d/init.d/dovecot restart >/dev/null 2>&1
>                                          endscript
>         }
> Any other solution?

Have dovecot log via syslog instead of to a file, and the problem goes

> -- 
> Mart

Eric Rostetter
The Department of Physics
The University of Texas at Austin

Go Longhorns!

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