** Changed in: logrotate (Ubuntu Zesty)
       Status: Confirmed => In Progress

** Changed in: logrotate (Ubuntu Trusty)
       Status: Confirmed => In Progress

** Changed in: logrotate (Ubuntu Xenial)
       Status: Confirmed => In Progress

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https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1709670

Title:
  logrotate never recovers if the statefile is corrupted

Status in logrotate package in Ubuntu:
  In Progress
Status in logrotate source package in Trusty:
  In Progress
Status in logrotate source package in Xenial:
  In Progress
Status in logrotate source package in Zesty:
  In Progress
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.

   * Additionally, I will run the /path_to_source/test/test script as a
  dogfooding that does ~72 tests.

  [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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