2.12. Software Collection logrotate Support

With your Software Collection or an application associated with your Software Collection, you can manage log files with the logrotate program.

Procedure 2.7. Managing log files with logrotate

  1. To manage your log files with logrotate, place a custom logrotate file for your Software Collection in the system directory for the logrotate jobs /etc/logrotate.d/.
    For example, create the following file:
    %{?scl_prefix}logrotate
  2. Ensure that the contents of the logrotate file follow the standard logrotate file format as follows:
    /opt/provider/software_collection/var/log/your_application_name.log {
          missingok
          notifempty
          size 30k
          yearly
          create 0600 root root
      }
  3. Add the file to your spec file of the Software Collection package:
    SOURCE2: %{?scl_prefix}logrotate
  4. Install the file into the system directory /etc/logrotate.d/ by adjusting the %install section of the Software Collection package's spec file:
    %install
    install -p -c -m 644 %{SOURCE2} $RPM_BUILD_ROOT%{?scl:%_root_sysconfdir}%{!?scl:%_sysconfdir}/logrotate.d/