Monday, November 07, 2011

error running shared postrotate script for /var/log/mysql

I am sure the error below can be related to many different circumstances:
error: error running shared postrotate script for '/var/log/mysql.log /var/log/mysql/mysql.log /var/log/mysql/mysql-slow.log '
run-parts: /etc/cron.daily/logrotate exited with return code 1

In my case after cloning an ESX Ubuntu VM where MySQL was installed into some other servers where we did not need mysql and after uninstalling mysql I could still see mysqld running.

Just running the below command was enough to stop the alert:
$ sudo apt-get autoremove
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following packages will be REMOVED:
  mysql-server-5.1 mysql-server-core-5.1

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