[Pkg-nagios-devel] Bug#425137: Bug#425137: check_ldap fails to report actual LDAP errors

Josip Rodin joy at debbugs.entuzijast.net
Thu Oct 15 21:59:14 UTC 2009

On Thu, Oct 15, 2009 at 11:03:40PM +0200, Jan Wagner wrote:
> On Thursday, 15. October 2009, Josip Rodin wrote:
> > As for the Debian bug, it's also relevant that the -v option is not used
> > in any of the command definitions in the default
> > /etc/nagios-plugins/config/ldap.cfg that is shipped with the package
> > (at least in the lenny version that I'm looking at now).
> > 
> > FWIW I still think that actual LDAP error info belongs to the summary line,
> > or at least that the package config should default to what is defined as
> > -v 1 or better. People who don't want any extra info can always skip long
> > output by using only $HOSTOUTPUT$/$SERVICEOUTPUT$ in the notification
> I'm not convinced, that raising the verbose level (making plugins output 
> longer) is, what our users really want since it changes the recent behavior of 
> the checks drastically. In my opinion the local administrator should define 
> additional checks, if the long output is needed.

The package already ships several variations of command definitions, there's
no reason not to ship another few...?

> Anyways ... maybe you just add the "-v" in the end of your check command 
> argument? Isn't that working?

It does, disregarding the ordering bug that I mentioned earlier.

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