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Kostunrix



Joined: 29 Dec 2009
Posts: 1

PostPosted: Tue 29 Dec '09 15:48    Post subject: Problem with rotatelog Reply with quote

Hi,

I'm running Apache for some time now. I defined several virtual hosts on my machine:

Code:
#
# Virtual Hosts
#
# If you want to maintain multiple domains/hostnames on your
# machine you can setup VirtualHost containers for them. Most configurations
# use only name-based virtual hosts so the server doesn't need to worry about
# IP addresses. This is indicated by the asterisks in the directives below.
#
# Please see the documentation at
# <URL:http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.2/vhosts/>
# for further details before you try to setup virtual hosts.
#
# You may use the command line option '-S' to verify your virtual host
# configuration.

#
# Use name-based virtual hosting.
#
NameVirtualHost *:80

#
# VirtualHost example:
# Almost any Apache directive may go into a VirtualHost container.
# The first VirtualHost section is used for all requests that do not
# match a ServerName or ServerAlias in any <VirtualHost> block.
#
<VirtualHost *:80>
    DocumentRoot "C:/HTTProot"
    ServerName *
    ErrorLog "|bin/rotatelogs -l logs/error_log_%Y%m%d.txt 86400"
    CustomLog "|bin/rotatelogs -l logs/access_log_%Y%m%d.txt 86400" common
</VirtualHost>


<VirtualHost *:80>
    DocumentRoot "C:/HTTProot/band"
    ServerName www.direction-unknown.nl
    ErrorLog "|bin/rotatelogs -l logs/band/error_log_%Y%m%d.txt 86400"
    CustomLog "|bin/rotatelogs -l logs/band/access_log_%Y%m%d.txt 86400" common
</VirtualHost>

<VirtualHost *:80>
    DocumentRoot "C:/HTTProot/AtelierXL"
    ServerName www.atelierxl.nl
    ErrorLog "|bin/rotatelogs -l logs/atelierxl/error_log_%Y%m%d.txt 86400"
    CustomLog "|bin/rotatelogs -l logs/atelierxl/access_log_%Y%m%d.txt 86400" common
</VirtualHost>

<VirtualHost *:80>
    DocumentRoot "C:/HTTProot/mailing"
    ServerName arnhem.kostunrix.net
    ErrorLog "|bin/rotatelogs -l logs/mailing/error_log_%Y%m%d.txt 86400"
    CustomLog "|bin/rotatelogs -l logs/mailing/access_log_%Y%m%d.txt 86400" common
</VirtualHost>

<VirtualHost *:80>
    DocumentRoot "C:/HTTProot/joomla"
    ServerName d66oud.kostunrix.net
#    ErrorLog "|bin/rotatelogs -l logs/d66oud/error_log_%Y%m%d.txt 86400"
#    CustomLog "|bin/rotatelogs -l logs/d66oud/access_log_%Y%m%d.txt 86400" common
</VirtualHost>

<VirtualHost *:80>
    DocumentRoot "C:/HTTProot/Kostunrix"
    ServerName www.kostunrix.net
    ErrorLog "|bin/rotatelogs -l logs/kostunrix/error_log_%Y%m%d.txt 86400"
    CustomLog "|bin/rotatelogs -l logs/kostunrix/access_log_%Y%m%d.txt 86400" common
</VirtualHost>


The d66oud server is the last one I added. I commented the log lines out deliberately.
When i start the apache server, i get errors regarding the log rotate:

Code:
[Tue Dec 29 13:50:32 2009] [notice] Parent: Received shutdown signal -- Shutting down the server.
[Tue Dec 29 13:50:32 2009] [notice] Child 4696: Exit event signaled. Child process is ending.
[Tue Dec 29 13:50:33 2009] [notice] Child 4696: Released the start mutex
[Tue Dec 29 13:50:34 2009] [notice] Child 4696: All worker threads have exited.
[Tue Dec 29 13:50:34 2009] [notice] Child 4696: Child process is exiting
[Tue Dec 29 13:50:34 2009] [notice] Parent: Child process exited successfully.
[Tue Dec 29 14:10:05 2009] [notice] Apache/2.2.10 (Win32) configured -- resuming normal operations
[Tue Dec 29 14:10:05 2009] [notice] Server built: Oct 10 2008 12:39:04
[Tue Dec 29 14:10:05 2009] [notice] Parent: Created child process 4752
[Tue Dec 29 14:10:06 2009] [notice] Child 4752: Child process is running
[Tue Dec 29 14:10:06 2009] [notice] Child 4752: Acquired the start mutex.
[Tue Dec 29 14:10:06 2009] [notice] Child 4752: Starting 64 worker threads.
[Tue Dec 29 14:10:06 2009] [notice] Child 4752: Starting thread to listen on port 80.
piped log program 'bin/rotatelogs -l logs/access_log_%Y%m%d.txt 86400' failed unexpectedly
piped log program 'bin/rotatelogs -l logs/band/access_log_%Y%m%d.txt 86400' failed unexpectedly
piped log program 'bin/rotatelogs -l logs/band/access_log_%Y%m%d.txt 86400' failed unexpectedly
piped log program 'bin/rotatelogs -l logs/access_log_%Y%m%d.txt 86400' failed unexpectedly
piped log program 'bin/rotatelogs -l logs/access_log_%Y%m%d.txt 86400' failed unexpectedly
piped log program 'bin/rotatelogs -l logs/band/access_log_%Y%m%d.txt 86400' failed unexpectedly
piped log program 'bin/rotatelogs -l logs/band/access_log_%Y%m%d.txt 86400' failed unexpectedly
piped log program 'bin/rotatelogs -l logs/access_log_%Y%m%d.txt 86400' failed unexpectedly
piped log program 'bin/rotatelogs -l logs/access_log_%Y%m%d.txt 86400' failed unexpectedly
piped log program 'bin/rotatelogs -l logs/band/access_log_%Y%m%d.txt 86400' failed unexpectedly
piped log program 'bin/rotatelogs -l logs/band/access_log_%Y%m%d.txt 86400' failed unexpectedly
piped log program 'bin/rotatelogs -l logs/access_log_%Y%m%d.txt 86400' failed unexpectedly
piped log program 'bin/rotatelogs -l logs/access_log_%Y%m%d.txt 86400' failed unexpectedly
piped log program 'bin/rotatelogs -l logs/band/access_log_%Y%m%d.txt 86400' failed unexpectedly
piped log program 'bin/rotatelogs -l logs/band/access_log_%Y%m%d.txt 86400' failed unexpectedly
piped log program 'bin/rotatelogs -l logs/access_log_%Y%m%d.txt 86400' failed unexpectedly
piped log program 'bin/rotatelogs -l logs/access_log_%Y%m%d.txt 86400' failed unexpectedly
piped log program 'bin/rotatelogs -l logs/band/access_log_%Y%m%d.txt 86400' failed unexpectedly


The silly thing is: it sometimes works (and when it works I don't get any error at all, can restart server, no problems) and sometimes don't. Every time i add a new virtual host, i have these errors, or not. But I don't understand when i get them and when not.

The sillyt hing is: the server nicely writes to the log files.... but keeps telling me these errors. In 20 minutes the log file grows to about 285 KB.
I searched the web and found a very old bug report regarding this issue. The reported situation (https://issues.apache.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=21648) looks like my problem, but is for an older version. I expect the fix is incorporated in later versions.

Has anyone a clue for me ?

Kind regards,
Maarten
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James Blond
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Joined: 19 Jan 2006
Posts: 6673
Location: Germany, Next to Hamburg

PostPosted: Tue 05 Jan '10 11:02    Post subject: Reply with quote

Which version of apache do you use?
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crispi



Joined: 29 Jul 2010
Posts: 2

PostPosted: Thu 29 Jul '10 23:03    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did you ever find the answer? I'm having the same problem.
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James Blond
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Joined: 19 Jan 2006
Posts: 6673
Location: Germany, Next to Hamburg

PostPosted: Thu 29 Jul '10 23:05    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yepp using mod_log_rotate, but it doesn't work for the error log.
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black_harry



Joined: 22 Feb 2010
Posts: 15
Location: Germany, Stuttgart

PostPosted: Fri 30 Jul '10 8:44    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had the same problem - and found a solution:

it's no problem to use rotatelogs for several logs like access.log + error.log + xxxx.log
You only have to specify the complete path (... | c:/Apache2.2/ ...) if you use more than 1 piped program.

Example:

bad:
Code:
CustomLog "| /bin/rotatelogs.exe -l c:/Apache2.2/logs/access_%Y%m%d.log 86400" common
ErrorLog "| /bin/rotatelogs.exe -l c:/Apache2.2/logs/error_%Y%m%d.log 86400"


good:
Code:
CustomLog "| c:/Apache2.2/bin/rotatelogs.exe -l c:/Apache2.2/logs/access_%Y%m%d.log 86400" common
ErrorLog "| c:/Apache2.2/bin/rotatelogs.exe -l c:/Apache2.2/logs/error_%Y%m%d.log 86400"
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crispi



Joined: 29 Jul 2010
Posts: 2

PostPosted: Fri 30 Jul '10 21:14    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hm. Our rotate log command is

Code:
CustomLog "|C:/Apache2.2/bin/rotatelogs.exe L:/apache/logs/siteurl_custom_%Y-%m-%d.log 86400" common


And it still fails.

Is it an issue that it is running on a windows server?
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rpadmin



Joined: 03 Mar 2017
Posts: 1
Location: US, CA

PostPosted: Sat 04 Mar '17 0:28    Post subject: Reply with quote

crispi wrote:
Hm. Our rotate log command is

Code:
CustomLog "|C:/Apache2.2/bin/rotatelogs.exe L:/apache/logs/siteurl_custom_%Y-%m-%d.log 86400" common


And it still fails.

Is it an issue that it is running on a windows server?


Hello,

We just migated our old Windows 32-bit Apache reverse proxy to the new Windows 64-bit Apache 2.4 and we are seeing the same issue with rotatelog.exe.


We haave the below in the conf:

CustomLog "| D:/logs/rotatelogs.exe -l D:/logs/Apache2.4/hostname_ssl-access.log 86400" common
ErrorLog "| D:/logs/rotatelogs.exe -l D:/logs/Apache2.4/hostname_ssl-error.log 86400"

But we are getting the piped log error:

AH00106: piped log program ' D:/logs/rotatelogs.exe D:/logs/Apache2.4/hostanme_ssl-access.log 86400' failed unexpectedly

Have anyone had this same issue on Apache 2.4 64-bit?

Thanks for your help in advance!
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68dkj4i9dk4



Joined: 08 Jul 2019
Posts: 1
Location: US, Garden Grove

PostPosted: Mon 08 Jul '19 8:25    Post subject: This is liklely a bug in Apache Reply with quote

After spending a full day troubleshooting this same type of error message, I am convinced this is a bug with Apache.

I'm encountering this same issue on 2 different web servers running Apache.

Server 1
Windows 8 64-bit
Apache 2.4.12, installed as part of XAMPP package.

Server 2
Windows 10 64-bit
Apache 2.4.27, installed standalone.

I believe both machines are running 64 bit versions of Apache. I don't know how to confirm, though.

Below is the piping command I am using for the Windows 8 machine:
Code:
CustomLog "|C:/xampp/php/php.exe C:/xampp/apache/logs/send_to_elasticsearch.php" common


Below is the error entry that fills up my log
Code:
AH00106: piped log program 'C:/xampp/php/php.exe C:/xampp/apache/logs/send_to_elasticsearch.php' failed unexpectedly


I thought maybe the issue was that my PHP script wasn't properly terminating after it was done processing, so I tried to dumb it down as much as possible, but still the errors continue. I can confirm that the piping command is properly being carried out. Everything works fine, despite these odd errors that continue to fill my error logs.
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James Blond
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Joined: 19 Jan 2006
Posts: 6673
Location: Germany, Next to Hamburg

PostPosted: Thu 18 Jul '19 10:40    Post subject: Re: This is liklely a bug in Apache Reply with quote

68dkj4i9dk4 wrote:


I believe both machines are running 64 bit versions of Apache. I don't know how to confirm, though.


with httpd.exe -V you can verify that.

68dkj4i9dk4 wrote:

Below is the piping command I am using for the Windows 8 machine:
Code:
CustomLog "|C:/xampp/php/php.exe C:/xampp/apache/logs/send_to_elasticsearch.php" common



It might be easier to save the logs in the correct format and process them with a cronjob / windows task.

Code:

LogFormat "{ \"time\":\"%t\", \"remoteIP\":\"%a\", \"host\":\"%V\", \"request\":\"%U\", \"query\":\"%q\", \"method\":\"%m\", \"status\":\"%>s\", \"userAgent\":\"%{User-agent}i\", \"referer\":\"%{Referer}i\" }" json


68dkj4i9dk4 wrote:

Below is the error entry that fills up my log
Code:
AH00106: piped log program 'C:/xampp/php/php.exe C:/xampp/apache/logs/send_to_elasticsearch.php' failed unexpectedly


I thought maybe the issue was that my PHP script wasn't properly terminating after it was done processing, so I tried to dumb it down as much as possible, but still the errors continue. I can confirm that the piping command is properly being carried out. Everything works fine, despite these odd errors that continue to fill my error logs.

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Apache expects a certain return code. I forgot which one.
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