[Pkg-nagios-devel] Bug#879084: 879084: more info, and three possible fixes

Jan Wagner waja at cyconet.org
Sun Jan 20 15:05:08 GMT 2019

Hi Sebstian,

Am 15.01.19 um 02:18 schrieb Raphaƫl Halimi:
> It seems that quite a bunch of plugins should suffer from this problem;
> a quick grep on "use utils" in /usr/lib/nagios/plugins/ gives:
> /usr/lib/nagios/plugins/check_breeze
> /usr/lib/nagios/plugins/check_disk_smb
> /usr/lib/nagios/plugins/check_file_age
> /usr/lib/nagios/plugins/check_flexlm
> /usr/lib/nagios/plugins/check_ifoperstatus
> /usr/lib/nagios/plugins/check_ifstatus
> /usr/lib/nagios/plugins/check_ircd
> /usr/lib/nagios/plugins/check_mailq
> /usr/lib/nagios/plugins/check_rpc
> /usr/lib/nagios/plugins/check_wave
> To fix this bug without modifying every plugin, there are several solutions:
> The one which seems the cleanest would be to modify Icinga's ePN source
> code to add /usr/lib/nagios in @INC (since that's where utils.pm is
> actually provided by monitoring-plugins-common) or even replace
> /usr/lib/icinga, since this directory contains only a single file
> "p1.pl", whose path is (correctly) set in /etc/icinga/icinga.cfg. I
> don't know what /usr/lib/icinga is used for, since on my system it only
> contains p1.pl.
[...]> leak, so I decided to trust the package maintainers' choice and
let ePN
> enabled, which brings us to the third solution: the quick and dirty
> workaround I used on my system to make the plugin(s) work, which is to
> simply symlink utils.pm in /usr/lib/icinga, so that ePN would find it in
> its @INC.
> Solution 1 may have unforeseen consequences, especially if you decide to
> replace /usr/lib/icinga in @INC by /usr/lib/nagios; solution 2 may
> result in a performance loss (maybe a huge one on big installations), so
> the third one, which may look like a quick and dirty workaround, is in
> fact the less intrusive; and since icinga-core depends on icinga-common,
> which in turn depends on monitoring-plugins-basic, it would be safe for
> one of those two packages to provide such a symlink.

does this (symlink utils.pm in /usr/lib/icinga) sounds for you like a
solution that can work out?

Thanks, Jan.
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