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PK58184: ROTATELOGS IGNORES -L OPTION WHEN ROTATING FILES BASED ON SIZE

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • rotatelogs ignores -l option when rotating files based on size,
    so generated filenames have UTC time instead of local time.
    The -l option is respected when rotating files based on time
    intervals to indicate that generated filenames use local time.
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED: IBM HTTP Server configurations with          *
    * rotatelogs                                                   *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: localtime (-l) and UTC offset parameters*
    * were ignored when rotating log files based on size           *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION: This fix is recommended for configurations   *
    * with rotatelogs configured to rotate log files based on file *
    * size.                                                        *
    ****************************************************************
    The rotatelogs command accepted but ignored -l and UTC offset
    parameters when rotating log files based on file size.  Thus,
    timestamps in generated log file names always used UTC time
    instead of local time.
    In addition, both -l and UTC offset parameters could be
    specified on the rotatelogs command-line, even though the
    parameters are conflicting.
    

Problem conclusion

  • rotatelogs was modified to respect the -l and UTC offset
    parameters when rotating log files based on size.
    rotatelogs issues an error if both -l and UTC offset parameters
    are specified on the command-line.
    .
    This fix is targeted for fix packs
      6.1.0.15
      6.0.2.27
    and cumulative fix PK65782 for IBM HTTP Server 2.0.47
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PK58184

  • Reported component name

    IBM HTTP SERVER

  • Reported component ID

    5724J0801

  • Reported release

    61W

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date

    2007-12-13

  • Closed date

    2007-12-20

  • Last modified date

    2008-05-23

  • APAR is sysrouted FROM one or more of the following:

  • APAR is sysrouted TO one or more of the following:

Modules/Macros

  • ROTATELO
    

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    IBM HTTP SERVER

  • Fixed component ID

    5724J0801

Applicable component levels

  • R60A PSN

       UP

  • R60H PSN

       UP

  • R60P PSN

       UP

  • R60I PSN

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  • R60S PSN

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  • R60W PSN

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  • R60Z PSN

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  • R61A PSN

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  • R61H PSN

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  • R61P PSN

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  • R61I PSN

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  • R61S PSN

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  • R61W PSN

       UP

  • R61Z PSN

       UP

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Document Information

Modified date:
23 October 2021