[Pkg-nagios-devel] Bug#425303: Bug#425303: nagios2: chmod u+s on check_icmp + check_dhcp

sean finney seanius at seanius.net
Thu May 24 05:57:45 UTC 2007

tags  425303 confirmed

hi loic,

On Sunday 20 May 2007 21:19, Loic Dachary wrote:
> check_icmp + check_dhcp miss the setuid bit. Since the nagios
> daemon runs as nagios user, they will both fail.

this is by design.  in the interest of erring on the side of safety, we don't 
ship setuid root plugins.  i'd *swear* that we had documented this in 
README.Debian, but now that i look i don't see anything about this.

anyway, you can override the permissions for the files manually, by using 
dpkg-statoverride, which will preserve changed permissions such as u+s across
package upgrades.

would it be okay to close the bug after updating the docs to reflect this, or 
would you prefer to leave it open as wishlist/wontfix?

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