[Pkg-nagios-devel] Bug#670373: Bug#670373: *something* needs to be done about the client

Alexander Wirt formorer at debian.org
Wed Jan 2 15:32:23 UTC 2013

Hilko Bengen schrieb am Wednesday, den 02. January 2013:

> * Alexander Wirt:
> > I disagree about the importance.
> I believe that I stated quite clearly how this interoperability problem
> "makes the package in question unusable or mostly so".
It works fine if client and server have the same version, so its not useless.
This dependency just can't be expressed with our dependency system.

> If you think that breaking working configurations does not warrant
> severity level "grave", what would it take?
> > Anyhow, upstream decided that way and I am not willing to do any
> > patching on the protocol.
> I don't intend to change the protocol. Upstream made a particularly bad
> decision in increasing the buffer size without any change to the
> protocol version, but there's not much we can do about that.
> Will you stand by your "wontfix" decision if I come up with a
> patch that tries sending packages using the "new" protocol and falls
> back to old behavior if that fails?
Yes. I won't maintain it that way, as stated before I am not willing to add
any changes that are not upstream. 

> > You are of course free to join pkg-nagios and to take over nrpe.
> What does nrpe have to do with this?
sorry mindfuck, it has a similiar problem. Just substitute nrpe with nsca and
you have it.

Alexander Wirt, formorer at formorer.de 
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