[Pkg-nagios-devel] Minor dependency issue

David Greaves david@dgreaves.com
Mon, 14 Mar 2005 15:50:35 +0000

sean finney wrote:

>hi david,
>On Mon, Mar 14, 2005 at 09:06:52AM +0000, David Greaves wrote:
>>Well, my point is that nagios uses the special features only found in 
>actually, now that i'm looking at it, nagios doesn't depend on any of
>these, as ping is brought in by nagios-plugins, correct?
>in nagios-plugins, i see:
>iputils-ping | ping
yes - I hadn't checked which package in the dependency tree directly had 
the ping dependency - my bad :(

However :)
netkit-ping provides ping too

so nagios plugins should depend on _just_ iputils-ping

Otherwise you end up in a situation like mine where I had netkit-ping 
installed (providing ping) and nagios-plugins didn't force an install of 

this makes sense since nagios-utils actually does depend on special 
features of ping only found in iputils-ping

QED        ?