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Quality of nagios packages in Sarge


I want to raise some concern about the quality of the nagios-text
package in testing. There are a number of bug reports (at least 
#239174, #257702, and #265467) that are fixed with the suggestion
mentioned in #239174. I also see that Madarasz Gergely has made
a suggestion about this bug in the changelog of #257702.

I've contacted Guido Trotter informally about this bug, as I
had noticed that he had done some NMUs for some nagios packages
recently. Apparently, this bug will not be fixed in time for
the Sarge release.

I just want to ask around on this list if there is absolutely no 
way around this ? None of those reported bugs are filed as 
grave, but maybe they should have been: eg. if state retention
doesn't work, it is impossible to make any change to Nagios
and even kill -HUP the main process (as is done via /etc/init.d/nagios
reload) without Nagios losing all its state data. Surely this 
qualifies as a grave bug ?

I've compiled my own nagios-text package with this suggested
fix, and can confirm that it does indeed solve the problems
reported. However, I have not tested the nagios-pgsql package.
If there is any change of getting this bug fixed before the
Sarge release, I'd be willing to test things.

I am more interested in Sarge shipping with a workable nagios
package than filing a grave bug about this, so this is why I am
asking around on this list what could be done ...

Thanks in advance for any feedback...

While I am at it, I am also running with this /etc/init.d/nagios
script extra:

--- /home/sneppef/nagios-orig-package/nagios-1.2/debian/init.d 
2004-08-30 22:59:45.000000000 +0200
+++ /etc/init.d/nagios  2004-08-31 02:06:40.000000000 +0200
@@ -42,10 +42,14 @@
        # Try discovering if nagios is alive checking its pid
-       if kill -CHLD $( cat /var/run/nagios/$NAME.pid ) ; then
-           return 1    # Isn't started
+       if [ -f /var/run/nagios/$NAME.pid ]; then
+               if kill -CHLD $( cat /var/run/nagios/$NAME.pid ) ; then
+                   return 1    # Isn't started
+               else
+                   return 0    # Is started
+               fi
-           return 0    # Is started
+               return 1        # Isn't started


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