[Pkg-nagios-devel] Bug#465749: Bug#465749: nagios-plugins: check_mailq broken in sarge by security updateÂ?

Moritz Muehlenhoff jmm at inutil.org
Thu Feb 14 21:49:17 UTC 2008

On Thu, Feb 14, 2008 at 07:02:25PM +0100, sean finney wrote:
> hiya,
> On Thursday 14 February 2008 04:19:50 pm Stephen Gran wrote:
> > Package: nagios-plugins
> > Version: 1.4-6sarge1+b1
> > Severity: grave
> >
> > For some reason, this upgrade replaced the usual exec of /usr/bin/mailq
> > with /usr/sbin/mailq.  Since that binary doesn't exist on any of my
> > systems, this unsurprisingly fails.
> ugh... looks like sarge might need a sourceful update after all.

> JFTR, the sarge packages pre-date my maintenance of these packages, so i 
> accept no responsibility for such failures :)
> security folks: it seems the sarge version of these packages depends on the 
> mail-transport-agent providing mailq in the right place.  i'm not sure which 
> MTA the security buildd has in place, but we could "force the issue" and 
> hardcode the correct path in configure if you want it to be more future 
> proof.  just let me know what you want me to do to fix the problem.

Please go ahead.


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