cron emails to root contain "error: zmd-messages:6 unknown option 'endscript' -- ignoring line"

  • 7006856
  • 11-May-2012
  • 27-Aug-2012

Environment

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 Service Pack 4
Novell Open Enterprise Server 2 (OES 2) Linux Support Pack 3
zmd-7.3.0.0-0.16.1

Situation

Checking the emails sent by cron to root on a SLES10SP4 system shows:

From root@sles10.domain.site  Tue Feb  7 15:45:19 2012
X-Original-To: root
Delivered-To: root@sles10.domain.site
Date: Tue, 07 Feb 2012 15:45:18 +0100
To: root@sles10.domain.site
Subject: cronjob@sles10 - daily - OK
User-Agent: nail 11.25 7/29/05
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit
From: root@sles10.domain.site (root)

running daily cronjob scripts

SCRIPT: output (stdout && stderr) follows

error: zmd-messages:6 unknown option 'endscript' -- ignoring line
SCRIPT: logrotate
------- END OF OUTPUT

Resolution

Please either disable the line by using a # in front of it or delete the entry completely.
Update to zmd-7.3.0.0-0.20.1 or later to address this issue.

Cause

This error is caused by the first "endscript" statement in /etc/logrotate.d/zmd-messages without introducing the action to start.

Additional Information

Adjusted script to disable the first endscript entry:

"/var/log/zmd-messages.log" {
    compress
    compresscmd /usr/share/zmd/mergeandcompress
    compressoptions bzip2
    compressext .bz2
#    endscript
    lastaction
      rm -rf /var/log/zmd-messages-*.log
    endscript

    dateext
    daily
    rotate 7
    size 1M
    notifempty
    missingok
    copytruncate
}

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