[pkg-lighttpd] Bug#590097: (no subject)

Ximin Luo infinity0 at gmx.com
Tue Sep 14 17:13:28 UTC 2010

On 14/09/10 17:48, Olaf van der Spek wrote:
>> are you suggesting that logrotate handle this process? i don't see a
>> way to do
>> this that's simpler than (2). for example, the simplest way i can
>> think of:
>> - lighttpd tells logrotate "i'm a webserver"
>> - awstats tells logrotate "i want to process webserver logs"
>> - logrotate can do the rest
>> is just adding an unnecessary middle man.
> That only has to be implemented once.
> Your approach requires a lot of code duplication.
> Olaf

run-parts a directory is hardly "a lot of code" :/

the middle man approach is cleaner and marginally easier to maintain than the
run-parts approach, but more costly to implement. i don't see the point in
waiting for logrotate to implement this, just to save a few bytes on the
webserver's logrotate script.

if it eventually turns out that a lot of packages need this general feature, a
clean middle-man can be implemented later, and the logrotate developers will be
more likely to do it.

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