[Pkg-nagios-devel] Standard for naming Nagios-/Icinga-plugins

Jan Wagner waja at cyconet.org
Thu Mar 18 08:54:01 UTC 2010


On Thursday 18 March 2010 09:36:24 Alexander Wirt wrote:
> > I've put together a Debian package of the Nagios-/Icinga-plugin
> > check_openmanage [1]. Is there a common understanding on what we should
> > call these packages? Any prefix we should use? If not I'll just call it
> > check-openmanage.
> We (as in Jan Wagner and me) would prefer a naming like
> nagios-plugins-openmanage. But maybe its better to not add every plugin

I think we should stay with "nagios-plugin*", even if it's (also) compatible 
with icinga (or what ever).

> into a new package. Unfortunatly I'm currently swamped with icinga,
> check_mk and nagios3. Would somebody else maybe build a skeleton for a
> general package including several plugins.
> My current ideas are as follows (others: feel free to add more ideas):
> * Name: nagios-plugins-extra
> * Description should contain the included plugins (oneliner should be
> enough) * Copyright should list every plugin
> * Maybe source3.0 with multiple tarballs should be used, maybe not (I'm no
> friend of 3.0)
> * Dependencies of plugins should downgraded to recommends or suggestions
> and should be mentioned in README.Debian

Sounds like a plan. As Alex, I'm actually under huge workload and not able 
take that part. So please anybody go ahead. ;)

Feel free to contact us, if you have any questions/suggestions/...

With kind regards, Jan.
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