[Pkg-nagios-devel] Bug#297859: marked as done (nagios-plugins: Postinst fails if nagios is not running)

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Subject: nagios-plugins: Postinst fails if nagios is not running
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Package: nagios-plugins
Version: 1.4-2
Severity: important

The postinst calls update-nagios without masking the exit status; if
nagios is running, /etc/init.d/nagios reload fails, which in turn calls
update-nagios to fail, which then causes the postinst to fail. It seems
either update-nagios should ignore the exit status of
/etc/init.d/nagios, or the postinst should ignore the exit status of

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 3.1
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Kernel: Linux 2.4.26-server
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)

Versions of packages nagios-plugins depends on:
ii  bind9-host [host]      1:9.2.4-1         Version of 'host' bundled with BIN
ii  dnsutils               1:9.2.4-1         Clients provided with BIND
ii  fping                  2.4b2-to-ipv6-10  sends ICMP ECHO_REQUEST packets to
ii  iputils-ping [ping]    3:20020927-2      Tools to test the reachability of 
ii  libc6                  2.3.2.ds1-20      GNU C Library: Shared libraries an
ii  libldap2               2.1.30-3          OpenLDAP libraries
ii  libmysqlclient12       4.0.23-9          mysql database client library
ii  libnet-snmp-perl       5.0.1-1           Script SNMP connections
ii  libpq3                 7.4.7-3           PostgreSQL C client library
ii  libssl0.9.7            0.9.7e-3          SSL shared libraries
ii  ntp                    1:4.2.0a+stable-2 Network Time Protocol: network uti
ii  ntp-simple             1:4.2.0a+stable-2 Network Time Protocol: daemon for 
ii  ntpdate                1:4.2.0a+stable-2 The ntpdate client for setting sys
ii  procps                 1:3.2.5-1         /proc file system utilities
ii  qstat                  2.7-1             Command-line tool for querying qua
ii  radiusclient1          0.3.2-8           /bin/login replacement which uses 
ii  smbclient              3.0.10-1          a LanManager-like simple client fo
ii  snmp                   5.1.2-6           NET SNMP (Simple Network Managemen

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update-nagios is dead.  long live update-nagios.

for the record, the default config in nagios is now


which will load all the nagios plugins from nagios-plugins.  some users
may have to massage this change in with their configs when they upgrade,
but overall we should be better off.

fwiw, i just tested that reinstall nagios-plugins on the new nagios
version (-4) works too.  it didn't restart nagios, but otherwise there
were no issues.


On Sun, Mar 06, 2005 at 08:33:04PM -0800, Debian Bug Tracking System wrote:
> Processing commands for control@bugs.debian.org:
> > reassign 297859 nagios-common
> Bug#297859: nagios-plugins: Postinst fails if nagios is not running
> Bug reassigned from package `nagios-plugins' to `nagios-common'.
> > thanks
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