[Pkg-nagios-devel] monitoring-plugins /usr/lib/nagios directory

Jan Wagner waja at cyconet.org
Fri Jul 22 14:22:23 UTC 2016


Am 22.07.16 um 14:22 schrieb Alexander Wirt:
>> > when installing monitoring-plugins all plugins are installed to /usr/lib/nagios/plugins. This is very confusing when using monitoring applications like Icinga, Shinken, Naemon and so on.
>> > 
>> > Are there any plans to change this directory name to something more general like /usr/lib/monitoring-plugins?
> Nope. /usr/lib/nagios/plugins is de-facto standard and hardcoded in many many
> places. Changing it would mean a lot of pain (same as moving away from the
> nagios user), no one wants to go this road, especially since it doesn't bring
> any benefit. 

actualy every monitoring software (nagios3, icinga, icinga2 ...) is
expecting their (default configured) plugins in /usr/lib/nagios/plugins.
So a (potential) move needs to be transparent (at first) for them. As we
(our maintainers group) don't see much benefits of it, we are not going
to make that happen yet.

This might be not true for plugins beside of the monitoring-plugins
source package. For example nagios-plugins-contrib might move to a
different location in the future and might also be renamed. But there is
no roadmap (and deadlines) yet for this (as there is still no technical

Just my 2 cents, jan.
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