[Pkg-nagios-devel] Unable to install with LDAP nagios user

sean finney seanius at seanius.net
Fri Jul 27 23:28:17 UTC 2007

On Friday 27 July 2007 03:24:16 pm Chris Wilson wrote:
> We have an LDAP server which has a nagios user on it, to ensure uid
> consistency across hosts. We therefore cannot install the
> nagios-nrpe-server package, because the user exists and is not in
> /etc/passwd:
> $ sudo aptitude install nagios-nrpe-server
> ...
> Writing extended state information... Done
> (Reading database ... 23921 files and directories currently installed.)
> Unpacking nagios-nrpe-server (from .../nagios-nrpe-server_2.0-9_i386.deb)
> ...
> addgroup: The group `nagios' already exists and is not a system group.
> usermod: nagios not found in /etc/passwd

okay, i'd say that's definitely a bug in nagios-nrpe-server then... it should 
check for the user/group before blindly trying to add it, and it should use 
the output of something like getent instead of checking /etc/passwd (not sure 
what it's doing there).

is this bug also in the latest version of nagios-nrpe-server?  i'm not sure 
where you're getting 2.0-9 from, but in the current stable version we have 
something like 2.5 or so.  if you can reproduce it there, then please file a 
bug report and i'll take a closer look.

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