[Pkg-nagios-devel] Bug#911958: Bug#911958: nagios-nrpe-plugin: On large installations, check_nrpe logs are very spammy around nrpe packet version.

Sebastiaan Couwenberg sebastic at xs4all.nl
Mon Oct 29 17:12:21 GMT 2018

On 10/29/18 5:59 PM, Faidon Liambotis wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 26, 2018 at 05:32:56PM +0200, Sebastiaan Couwenberg wrote:
>>> Applying
>>> https://github.com/NagiosEnterprises/nrpe/commit/fe006d2556c906de84321188630ab0d25c317cc1
>>> and
>>> https://github.com/NagiosEnterprises/nrpe/commit/fe006d2556c906de84321188630ab0d25c317cc1
>>> appear to resolve the issue in our installation.
>> These changes are unlikely to find their way into a stable update.
>> Install nrpe from stretch-backports if you need those changes.
> Could you explain a little bit more your rationale about this? It feels
> to me like a prime candidate for an SPU: serious issue affecting the
> overall stability of the system, that has a tiny, safe and easily
> backportable patch.

The version packet logging is not a serious issue, it's a normal or
minor issue as it doesn't affect the usability of the package.

If this causes an issue on large installation as reported in the OP,
then logrotate can be used to rotate the logs more frequently. Or the
newer version from stretch-backports can be installed.

Kind Regards,


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