[Pkg-nagios-devel] Bug#675171: icinga-idoutils: automate /etc/icinga/modules/idoutils.cfg handling

Christoph Anton Mitterer calestyo at scientia.net
Wed May 30 11:02:59 UTC 2012

Package: icinga-idoutils
Version: 1.7.0-1
Severity: wishlist


I recently filed a ticket, where I suggested to remove:
and put it somewhere in /u/s/d/icinga-idoutils/examples/ instead, which
you agreed on.

Now unfortunately I thought that loading it via icinga.cfg is "THE" intended
way but since 1.7 it's made clear in that file, that one should instead load
it via a module definition.

Given that, may I suggest to move the example file to:
Notice that there is no trailing "-sample", meaning that it will get enabled.

Personally I'm usually against enabling/starting stuff, just because a package
was installed,... but OTOH that is quite common practise in Debian by
arguing "if someone installs icinga-idoutils he probably wants to use it".

The nicest solution was probably to add a short debconf question on whether it
should be enabled, that perhaps defaults to "no".

Apparently this is just a "cosmetic" improvement. What's your opinion?


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