Log-rotation doesn't work for catalina.out in src:tomcat9 as intended

Utkarsh Gupta utkarsh.gupta at canonical.com
Thu May 5 19:50:30 UTC 2022


A few weeks ago, LP: #1964881/tomcat9 was opened by Evren (also CC'd
here), mentioning that Logging/Log rotation does not work for
catalina.out as expected.

Since this was in sync w/ Debian, we forwarded this there via
https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=1008668. If you
follow the thread, you'll see two observations:

a) This is Ubuntu-specific because of the changes introduced in
src:rsyslog over a decade ago, which basically doesn't let it run as
root, which is where I think the problem(s) started to originate.
However, I am kinda stumped that it took more than 13 years to get to
this bug. :)

b) Markus (an implicit co-maintainer of tomcat* in Debian) said that
the approach to fix the same, whilst being Ubuntu-specific, doesn't
make sense to him. So since I am not very well-versed with
src:tomcat*, I am confused about what we should do here then.

What do y'all think? I think I am convinced that if a) is true, then
this will indeed be a delta which we'll have to maintain forever (or
at least until we re-sync rsyslog :)). What do you think should be the
correct path? If there's someone who has more experience with the
package, can they take a look?

- u

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