[Pkg-nagios-devel] breakup of nagios-plugins into sub-packages

sean finney seanius at debian.org
Tue Oct 18 11:01:32 UTC 2005


just fyi, i've been working on breaking up nagios-plugins into
smaller packages such that there exists an alternative for people
who want a smaller subset of the plugins (and thus don't have to
bring in as many dependencies).  for more background, take a look
at the bugs page for nagios-plugins, there's a few open bugs
about it.

currently, my plan is to break nagios-plugins into three packages:

- nagios-plugins-basic: the basic set of "local" plugins (load, disk
  users, etc), plus any others that don't introduce new dependencies
  (though i granted an exception for ssl, so all the tcp/udp plugins
  could go here).  this package will make life easier for anyone
  using nrpe and/or nsca.
- nagios-plugins-standard: currently, everything else. 
- nagios-plugins: a metapackage depending on all plugins packages,
  which will serve as a reasonable default for most people, and also
  provide backwards compatability.

later on, i may decide to further split up the packages if it makes
sense (perhaps splitting out snmp or something else), but i think it'd
be better for our sake and ftp-masters' to start small and see how it
goes.  the nagios-plugins metapackage will always depend on the
whole suite though.

so anyway, the current split is now committed in cvs, though i'd like to
see my latest set of bugfixes make it to testing before doing the
next upload.

questions, comments, etc welcome.


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