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Why ubuntu remove older syslog older than syslog.7.gz by default? How can I prevent that to happen? Thanks

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Each package adds a file to /etc/logrotate.d/, that way logrotate knows when to remove or refresh log files for that package.

distcc, for example:

$ dpkg -L distcc | fgrep logrotate
/etc/logrotate.d
/etc/logrotate.d/distcc

So /etc/logrotate.d/distcc contains the rules that logrotate will use.

You need to read the manpage for logrotate.

rsyslog doesn't do anything to rotate or remove log files.

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