[Pkg-nagios-devel] Bug#340726: nsca: please provide a way to install send_nsca without nagios + dependencies

Stephen Gran sgran at debian.org
Fri Nov 25 12:11:10 UTC 2005

Package: nsca
Severity: normal


I am trying right now to set up a few distributed network test stations.
The idea is that they will check a few network services and report the
remote availability to a central nagios server, via send_nsca.  While
this binary does not itself need anything to speak of, trying to apt-get
install it means that I pull in nagios, apache, and a half million other

I can see two ways to resolve this:

split send_nsca and nsca into two packages (which seems silly, as they
would have one binary apiece, but is not unprecedented), or relax the
depends to a recommends.  I think the first is actually a better option
as admins installing nsca will actually want it to be useful, and nsca
itself is only useful on the nagios host.


-- System Information:
Debian Release: 3.1
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Kernel: Linux 2.6.8-2-686-smp
Locale: LANG=en_US.ISO-8859-1, LC_CTYPE=en_US.ISO-8859-1 (charmap=ISO-8859-1) (ignored: LC_ALL set to en_US.ISO-8859-1)

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