DNF log rotation is handled in different places

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  • In Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 8, DNF is the new package management tool and comes with 4 different log files:

    • /var/log/dnf.log
    • /var/log/hawkey.log
    • /var/log/dnf.rpm.log
    • /var/log/dnf.librepo.log

    The logrotation configuration is handled in 2 different places:

    • /etc/dnf/dnf.conf (option log_rotate - default 4)
    • /etc/logrotate.d/dnf
  • Changing one of the following options:

    • rotate
    • weekly/daily/yearly

    in /etc/logrotate.conf doesn't change the log rotate behavior for some DNF log files.

  • Where is the log rotation configuration for dnf.log - it is not included in /etc/logrotate.d/dnf?


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 8

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