My memcached logs are getting huge (in excess of 5GB). This isn't a huge problem in itself. I can easily remove them.

I've sourced the problem to the memcached 1.4.2 package not installing a logrotate file in /etc/logrotate.d/memcached. It's listed as being included but when I used apt-file list to get a list of installed files it's not there. Is this a bug or is memcached supposed to be rotating it's logs some other way?


I think you are talking about ubuntu package as it is clear from your question (mentioning apt-file).

It seems that memcached package does not come with a logrotate file. I did not find on my system. It is not a big issue because you can create one easily. You can also complain to ubuntu maintainers.

  • Yes. Sorry for not making ubuntu clear. The logrotate file is listed as being included here: rpmseek.com/rpm/…: but maybe thats not relevant to the current package. – ScotterC Mar 19 '12 at 16:32
  • This is rpm package NOT debian/ubuntu package. So, they are not related! – Khaled Mar 19 '12 at 17:04

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