Bug#327212: [Pkg-nagios-devel] Bug#327212: nagios-common: locale problem breaks ping plugin

sean finney seanius at debian.org
Thu Sep 8 13:40:03 UTC 2005

severity 327212 normal

hi jerome,

On Thu, Sep 08, 2005 at 02:12:16PM +0200, Jerome Alet wrote:
> Package: nagios-common
> Version: 2:1.3-cvs.20050402-2.sarge.1
> Severity: grave
> Justification: renders package unusable

i'm readjusting the severity of this, as the nagios is still quite
installable for everyone and useable for most people.  i'm also
pondering reassigning it to nagios-plugins, as i believe it is
specific plugins failing and not the nagios subsystem, but i'll
hold off on that until we get all the information necessary.

> It seems that Nagios can't parse the output of some plugins when
> the decimal point is ',' instead of '.', that's probably why
> /etc/init.d/nagios contains LC_NUMERIC=POSIX.

hmm.. strange.  i would think that exporting the above would be all
that we needed, i guess not.  can you give me a specific example?

> However, this doesn't seem to be sufficient if the system has
> started in a non-default locale.
> By modifying /etc/init.d/nagios and setting :
> 	export LC_ALL=POSIX

it'd be nice if there were some medium ground where non-relevant
locale settings could remain at what they were, so error messages etc
could remain in the right locale.

really, i'm suspecting the real fix should be in the individual plugins
(which i've actually fixed upstream in later versions), but i'll need
to see an example before i can be sure of that.


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