[Pkg-nagios-devel] Bug#561770: nagios-plugins-standard: Should not have the qstat package as a dependency

Steve Lane sdlane at lbl.gov
Sun Dec 20 06:20:19 UTC 2009

Package: nagios-plugins-standard
Version: 1.4.12-5
Severity: normal

The 'qstat' package has not received an update in at least three (3)
years.  It appears that it is no longer being maintained.

Admins running Nagios on production servers may not (probably don't)
want 'qstat' installed.

This issue was addressed several years ago for Gentoo:

Please change the 'qstat' package to Recommends or Suggests, rather
than Depends.


Steve Lane
System Administrator, Scientific Computing
Joint BioEnergy Institute
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 5.0.3
  APT prefers stable
  APT policy: (990, 'stable'), (900, 'testing'), (800, 'unstable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.26-2-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages nagios-plugins-standard depends on:
ii  bind9-host [host]      1:9.5.1.dfsg.P3-1 Version of 'host' bundled with BIN
ii  dnsutils               1:9.5.1.dfsg.P3-1 Clients provided with BIND
ii  fping                  2.4b2-to-ipv6-15  sends ICMP ECHO_REQUEST packets to
ii  libc6                  2.7-18            GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libldap-2.4-2          2.4.11-1+lenny1   OpenLDAP libraries
ii  libmysqlclient15off    5.0.51a-24+lenny2 MySQL database client library
ii  libnet-snmp-perl       5.2.0-1           Script SNMP connections
ii  libpq5                 8.3.8-0lenny1     PostgreSQL C client library
ii  libradiusclient-ng2    0.5.5-1           Enhanced RADIUS client library
ii  nagios-plugins-basic   1.4.12-5          Plugins for the nagios network mon
ii  qstat                  2.11-1            Command-line tool for querying qua
ii  radiusclient1          0.3.2-11.1        /bin/login replacement which uses 
ii  smbclient              2:3.2.5-4lenny7   a LanManager-like simple client fo
ii  snmp                   5.4.1~dfsg-12     SNMP (Simple Network Management Pr
ii  ucf                    3.0016            Update Configuration File: preserv

nagios-plugins-standard recommends no packages.

Versions of packages nagios-plugins-standard suggests:
ii  nagios3                   3.0.6-4~lenny2 A host/service/network monitoring 
ii  whois                     4.7.30         an intelligent whois client

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