Debian, lighttpd, and logrotate

Posted on Thu 27 March 2008 in Technology

I noticed that everyday I had a defunct logrotate process on one of my servers running Debian and lighttpd. After some searching I found this bug report that said to make the following changes to my /etc/logrotate.d/lighttpd file:

            if [ -f /var/run/ ]; then \
              if [ -x /usr/sbin/invoke-rc.d ]; then \
                 invoke-rc.d lighttpd force-reload > /dev/null 2>&1; \
              else \
                 /etc/init.d/lighttpd force-reload > /dev/null 2>&1; \
              fi; \

Changes are in red. Just add “2>&1″ to the end of each command.