The logrotate utility is designed to simplify the administration of log files on a system which generates a lot of log files. Logrotate allows for the automatic rotation compression, removal and mailing of log files. Logrotate can be set to handle a log file hourly, daily, weekly, monthly or when the log file gets to a certain size.
The latest release is:
You can also obtain code by using git checkout:
git clone https://github.com/logrotate/logrotate.git -b master
master with branch or tag you intend to checkout
After downloading the tarball and .asc signature file, check the signature:
Get Kamil's PGP key rsa4096/72A37B36 (almost any keyserver will do if pgp.mit.edu is temporarily unavailable):
$ gpg --keyserver pgp.mit.edu --recv-key 992A96E075056E79CD8214F9873DB37572A37B36
and verify the PGP signature on the distribution tarball:
$ gpg --verify logrotate-3.11.0.tar.xz.asc logrotate-3.11.0.tar.xz
If successful your GPG output should look like this:
gpg: Signature made Fri 02 Dec 2016 08:30:39 AM EST gpg: using RSA key 873DB37572A37B36 gpg: Good signature from "Kamil Dudka <email@example.com>" [unknown] gpg: WARNING: This key is not certified with a trusted signature! gpg: There is no indication that the signature belongs to the owner. Primary key fingerprint: 992A 96E0 7505 6E79 CD82 14F9 873D B375 72A3 7B36
You may then unpack the tarball:
$ tar -xJf logrotate-3.11.0.tar.xz
Notice that git tags are signed with same key:
$ git tag --verify 3.11.0
Obtain source either by Downloading it or doing Git checkout.
Install dependencies for Debian systems:
apt-get update apt-get install autoconf automake libpopt-dev libtool make xz-utils
Install dependencies for Fedora/CentOS systems:
yum install autoconf automake libtool make popt-devel xz
autoreconf is optional if you obtained source from tarball):
cd logrotate-X.Y.Z autoreconf -fiv ./configure make
Open issues or pull requests on GitHub.