[Pkg-nagios-devel] nagios4?

Sebastiaan Couwenberg sebastic at xs4all.nl
Tue Jan 8 06:05:28 GMT 2019

On 1/7/19 11:28 PM, Matt Taggart wrote:
> Any opinion on nagios4 packaging?

Its maintainer didn't want to maintain it as part of this team.

The core contributors to this team in the recent past had disagreements
with Nagios upstream, so there is a bias against projects from said

> I think for some the expected
> migration path from nagios3 is to icinga2, but icinga2 changes
> interfaces so stuff like check_mk won't work. I think icinga1 is still
> compatible but seems to be losing upstream support.

Personally I haven't migrated to icinga2 yet either, due to the work
involved rewriting the configuration. Migrating from nagios3 to icinga1
was trivial, though.

Since nagios3 isn't in stretch, I suggest to migrate to icinga1 when you
upgrade to stretch (which you should have done by now), and during the
lifetime of buster prepare your migration to icinga2.

> I tried searching the wiki/mailing list but didn't find anything. I
> assume people have thought about it, any opinions?

With the lack of manpower in the team, nagios4 and icinga2 quite
comparable, neither has a strong team maintaining the packages. But we
seem to keep up with new upstream releases better.

Migrating to Icinga 2 is an invasive change, but in the long term it's
probably worth it.

Kind Regards,


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