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

Marc Haber mh+debian-packages at zugschlus.de
Thu May 24 09:52:04 UTC 2007

On Thu, May 24, 2007 at 09:58:23AM +0200, Loic Dachary wrote:
> sean finney <seanius at debian.org> writes:
>   One could argue that I have poor diagnostics skills. However, I very
> much doubt that the following use case is plausible:
>   - Use check_dhcp for the first time
>   - See it fail
>   - Read nagios-plugin README.Debian
>   - Add the suid bit

It would probably help if the plugins would print an helpful error
message such as "could not access raw socket, no root privileges".

>   My hunch is that the majority of use case don't involve reading
> README.Debian.  I suggest that another fix is found to solve this
> usability problem. I'll let you re-open this bug if you think I made
> my point.

It is important to read docs before using a package. People need to
learn that.

Marc, having no mercy with people who do not read available docs

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