** Description changed:

  [Impact]
  
  logrotate never recovers if the statefile is corrupted unless you remove it 
or fix the corruption by hand.
  System will eventually run out of disk space on /var/log for instance.
  
  [Test Case]
  
  - Install logrotate
  - Run "/etc/cron.daily/logrotate" ## The first logrotate run will generate 
the statefile "var/lib/logrotate/status"
  - Modify "/var/lib/logrotate/status" by removing the first line in order to 
corrupt the file
  - Re-run "/etc/cron.daily/logrotate" and one will get the following error : 
"error: bad top line in state file /var/lib/logrotate/status" every time you 
run logrotate
  
  Unless you remove the statefile and start again or fix the corruption by
  hand.
  
  [Regression Potential]
  
-  * Risk of potential regression is low, and couldn' be worst than the actual 
situation where logrotate doesn't recover from a corrupt statefile.
-    The current patch does recover (after verification)
+  * Risk of potential regression is low, and IMHO couldn't be worst than the 
actual situation where logrotate simply doesn't recover from a corrupt 
statefile.
+  
+  * The current patch does recover (after verification) and has been through 
some upstream CI validation, community feedbacks, et al.
  
  [Other Info]
  
  * Upstream commit:
  
https://github.com/logrotate/logrotate/commit/b9d82003002c98370e4131a7e43c76afcd23306a
  
  * Upstream bug:
  https://github.com/logrotate/logrotate/issues/45
  
  * Debian bug:
  https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=871592

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Title:
  logrotate never recovers if the statefile is corrupted

Status in logrotate package in Ubuntu:
  In Progress
Status in logrotate source package in Trusty:
  Confirmed
Status in logrotate source package in Xenial:
  Confirmed
Status in logrotate source package in Zesty:
  Confirmed
Status in logrotate source package in Artful:
  In Progress
Status in logrotate package in Debian:
  Unknown

Bug description:
  [Impact]

  logrotate never recovers if the statefile is corrupted unless you remove it 
or fix the corruption by hand.
  System will eventually run out of disk space on /var/log for instance.

  [Test Case]

  - Install logrotate
  - Run "/etc/cron.daily/logrotate" ## The first logrotate run will generate 
the statefile "var/lib/logrotate/status"
  - Modify "/var/lib/logrotate/status" by removing the first line in order to 
corrupt the file
  - Re-run "/etc/cron.daily/logrotate" and one will get the following error : 
"error: bad top line in state file /var/lib/logrotate/status" every time you 
run logrotate

  Unless you remove the statefile and start again or fix the corruption
  by hand.

  [Regression Potential]

   * Risk of potential regression is low, and IMHO couldn't be worst than the 
actual situation where logrotate simply doesn't recover from a corrupt 
statefile.
   
   * The current patch does recover (after verification) and has been through 
some upstream CI validation, community feedbacks, et al.

  [Other Info]

  * Upstream commit:
  
https://github.com/logrotate/logrotate/commit/b9d82003002c98370e4131a7e43c76afcd23306a

  * Upstream bug:
  https://github.com/logrotate/logrotate/issues/45

  * Debian bug:
  https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=871592

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