[Icecast] Icecast and logrotate

Joel Ebel jbebel at ncsu.edu
Wed Jan 19 10:59:25 PST 2005

You need to send a HUP to icecast.  Here's my logrotate entry.  Note 
that the 3 logs are supposed to be on the same line, but my mail client 
will wrap them.

/usr/local/var/log/icecast/playlist.log {
         kill -HUP `cat /usr/local/share/icecast/icecast.pid`

In order to use the icecast.pid file, you need to enable that in your 
icecast configuration.


Myke Place wrote:
> Icecast 2.1.0
> Debian 3.0
> I'm trying to use logrotate to rotate my Icecast logs and I'm running
> into some problems because it seems that Icecast won't write to the new
> log after rotation takes place. I'd really rather not do a full restart
> of Icecast everytime I rotate the log, since I don't want to disconnect
> a large number of listeners. Is there a signal that can be sent to
> Icecast to restart logging without disconnecting listeners and sources? 
> Or, is there a method for rotating Icecast logs that is > logrotate?
> -mp
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