/etc/cron.daily/logrotate: 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 ...