Here’s the catch: you have to find at least one thing wrong with the following typical logrotate configuration for MySQL. This should be easy even if you’re not a MySQL expert
# This logname can be set in /etc/my.cnf
# by setting the variable "err-log"
# in the [safe_mysqld] section as follows:
# If the root user has a password you have to create a
# /root/.my.cnf configuration file with the following
# password = <secret>
# user= root
# where "<secret>" is the password.
# ATTENTION: This /root/.my.cnf should be readable ONLY
# for root !
create 600 mysql mysql
# just if mysqld is really running
if test -x /usr/bin/mysqladmin &&
/usr/bin/mysqladmin ping &>/dev/null
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