Bug #59269 in lighttpd (Ubuntu): “lighttpd fails to restart during logrotate script”

I had my first Ubuntu bug report confirmed and fixed by the Ubuntu team. The bug I encountered kept Lighty from coming back up when being restarted. Since the default logrotate scripts had Lighty restarting every night, this bug hit my Rails apps quite often. Extending the logrotate script’s rotate frequency helped, and I was about to install Monnit, but now it looks like I can skip that knowing the restart bug has been fixed. Hooray for well managed open source projects.