[Pkg-nagios-devel] Fwd: Orphaned nagios-nrpe package.

Jake Burns jake at bounce.io
Mon Sep 14 21:20:23 UTC 2015


I appreciate the quick response.

The bug reports and complaints in the package discussion should merit
re-adding the feature.  Let alone it must be explicitly configured if the
feature is there.

It's akin to saying password based logins to ssh should be disabled
permanently because someone with root access can give a person a blank
password if they know how to edit /etc/passwd and /etc/shadow.

You have said that you're orphaning the package and other people have
offered to take over the maintenance duties. So the question really is, how
do we get someone else maintenance duties for the orphaned nagios-nrpe



On Mon, Sep 14, 2015 at 3:01 PM, Alexander Wirt <formorer at formorer.de>

> On Mon, 14 Sep 2015, Jake Burns wrote:
> > The --enable-command-args flag was removed from the configure arguments
> for
> > the nagios-nrpe package.  There are numerous complaints/bugs filed about
> > this.  In one of the bug discussion threads, the maintainer takes the
> > stance that the package is "orphaned" and will not re-enable the feature.
> >
> > I am requesting that this feature be re-enabled as it is turned off in
> the
> > default config and has to be explicitly turned on.
> >
> > I'm hoping one of you guys might be able to revert the package to it's
> > working state as the "maintainer" has quit maintaining the package
> because
> > of their disagreement with users.
> I have to admit that the package is working fine on thousands of systems
> and
> that the removal of "--enable-command-args" was coordinated with the
> security
> team.
> Alex
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