Bad year 1903 for /var/log/aptitude
Thursday 25 September 2008, Amit Uttamchandani wrote*:
> Anacron sends out a local email complaining about logrotate:
> error: bad year 1903 for file /var/log/aptitude in state
> file /var/lib/logrotate/status run-parts: /etc/cron.daily/logrotate
> exited with return code 1
> Looking at /var/log with ls -l i see several different files with bad
> dates. Now, the 1903 date happened when my laptop battery died and on
> top of that, the CMOS battery is no good as well.
> How do I solve the above issue? Do I simply execute a touch command
> to the files in question so they have the current date?
If these files are supposed to be older than other logs, use touch -d
instead and it should work.
> Thanks for any help.
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