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

Joerg Jaspert joerg at debian.org
Tue Oct 18 20:28:01 UTC 2005

On 10446 March 1977, sean finney wrote:

> - 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.

Thats fine and will also easily pass NEW. :)
> later on, i may decide to further split up the packages if it makes
> sense

Be careful. :)

> 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.

Basic rules for split is the size of the dependencies *and* content of
package. A 2MB or 3MB dependency chain doesnt matter that much, where 10
or 20 *is* a reason to split. It shouldnt end in the
one-file-a-package, but as long as you keep it sane... :)

bye Joerg
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