[Pkg-nagios-devel] Bug#756479: Bug#756479: nagios-nrpe-server: Ignores dont_blame_nrpe=1

Alexander Wirt formorer at debian.org
Sun Jul 12 20:20:52 UTC 2015

On Sun, 12 Jul 2015, Patrik Schindler wrote:

> Hello,
> following the discussion, I see no other option for me than recompile nrpe with command args enabled and set it to hold.
> About the arguments flowing between the paticipants of this bug report: I don't know about prior discussions. Most Debian users don't know about these. And I think people like Jan Huijsmans and Michal Zelinka are unneccessarily rude. I understand Alexander Wirt. Maintaining software he was somehow pestered into only to get beaten off with decision he made and is supported by the debian security team is not a nice thing.
> Now everyone is pissed and nrpe_server is orphan. Also not a good way.
> But I must agree that (from the users's point) silently disabling a feature some people were relying on without any warning is not a good way. What *could* have been done in this case was utilizing a message pop up like some other packages do when substancial an incompatible changes in the software were about to happen with the installation. Could have saved me debugging time.
Like the news entry?:
nagios-nrpe (2.15-1) unstable; urgency=high

This update disables the command-args support in nrpe. The feature
has several security problems and is often used wrong. If you have to
use this feature recompile the package with --enable-command-args
in debian/rules.

-- Alexander Wirt <formorer at debian.org>  Tue, 15 Jul 2014 09:52:48

in a properly configured system with apt-listchanges, this is a popup.


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