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Re: Is this normal? /var/log/messages is ~730 MB

From: Maxim Cournoyer
Subject: Re: Is this normal? /var/log/messages is ~730 MB
Date: Wed, 12 Feb 2020 21:09:34 -0500
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Ludovic Courtès <address@hidden> writes:

> Hi,
> Maxim Cournoyer <address@hidden> skribis:
>> Ricardo Wurmus <address@hidden> writes:
> [...]
>>>> Guix System has a log rotation service, described here:
>>>> could you try to configure it, and see if the problem persists?
>>> Should we include it in the examples and select it by default in the
>>> installer?
>> +1.  I too was surprised to have infinitely growing logs out of the box.
>> I think it's a sane default to have a log rotation service enabled.
> Alternately, what about adding ‘rottlog-service-type’ to
> ‘%base-services’?  That’ll pull in mcron, but I guess that’s OK.
> Thoughts?

That's an even better idea, in my opinion.


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