[Pkg-nagios-devel] Bug#849915: Bug#849915: provide hints for migrating from nagios3 packages

Daniel Pocock daniel at pocock.pro
Mon Jan 2 09:55:46 UTC 2017

On 02/01/17 09:28, Alexander Wirt wrote:
> On Mon, 02 Jan 2017, Daniel Pocock wrote:
>> Package: icinga2
>> Version: 2.6.0-2
>> Severity: wishlist
>> Now that nagios3 is being removed[1] from the next stable Debian
>> release, more people will potentially try to migrate to icinga2 or other
>> solutions.
>> Could you provide any tips in the README.Debian file specifically for
>> people in that situation, e.g. a nagios3 user on Debian wheezy or jessie
>> who is migrating to icinga2 (either from backports or after upgrade to
>> stretch)?
>> I notice this file in the package already:
>> /usr/share/doc/icinga2/markdown/22-migrating-from-icinga-1x.md.gz
>> and as Icinga1 was a Nagios fork, it appears most of it is also useful
>> to a Nagios user.
>> To make the experience for package users easier, it might be useful to
>> provide some or all of the following:
>> - comments about the way the nagios3 and icinga2 packages exist on a
>> Debian system, for example, the config file locations, related packages
>> like nagios-nrpe-server and their equivalents in the icinga2 world
> And beside of the thing I said before, I don't recommend nrpe. All you need
> is icinga2 (and speaking with my somewhat upstream hat: thats documented in
> the docs). 

I wasn't asking to recommend nrpe, just maybe a brief table or list like
this in README.Debian:

Comparison of Nagios and Icinga packages in Debian:

                Nagios                     Icinga2
                ------                     -------

Main package:   nagios3                    icinga2

Remote checks:  nagios-nrpe-server.deb         not needed, see ####
                                         consider ganglia-nagios-bridge


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