[Pkg-nagios-devel] Bug#540107: nagios-plugins: ps syntax doesn't support etime

Justin T Pryzby justinpryzby at users.sourceforge.net
Wed Aug 5 19:28:29 UTC 2009

Package: nagios-plugins
Version: 1.4.12-5

Support for check_procs' etime (elapsed time) support is dysfunctional
since the ps command is hardcoded (specified as an argument to
./configure), and doesn't include "etime".

You might either just add etime to the list of fields in debian/rules
./configure options (if that's supported on all Debian's systems), or
remove the configure option from debian/rules, since configure itself
causes the ps command to output the etime field when it detects that
the system supports it).  Perhaps add a versioned dependency against

See also #296003 where ps syntax was hardcoded.

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