[Pkg-nagios-devel] Bug#940048: nagios-plugins-contrib: debsecan in the "recommends" should be moved to "suggests"

Gabriel Filion gabster at lelutin.ca
Wed Sep 11 17:15:55 BST 2019

Package: nagios-plugins-contrib
Version: 24.20190301
Severity: normal


Ever since the package version in buster, debsecan gets installed
automatically when you let "recommends" install.
It also means that it gets installed automatically during a dist-upgrade to

This means that root starts receiving emails daily from that tool even though
one is not using debsecan or expecting to use check_debsecan.

I would argue that because of those automatic emails getting sent out by
default, debsecan should be moved out to the "suggests" section of this

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 10.0
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 4.19.0-5-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_CA.utf8, LC_CTYPE=en_CA.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8) (ignored: LC_ALL set to en_CA.utf8), LANGUAGE=en_CA.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8) (ignored: LC_ALL set to en_CA.utf8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)
LSM: AppArmor: enabled

nagios-plugins-contrib depends on no packages.

Versions of packages nagios-plugins-contrib recommends:
ii  bind9-host                                         1:9.11.5.P4+dfsg-5
ii  binutils                                           2.31.1-16
ii  curl                                               7.64.0-4
pn  debsecan                                           <none>
ii  file                                               1:5.35-4
pn  freeipmi-tools                                     <none>
ii  libc6                                              2.28-10
pn  libdata-validate-domain-perl                       <none>
pn  libdata-validate-ip-perl                           <none>
ii  libdate-manip-perl                                 6.76-1
pn  libdbd-mysql-perl                                  <none>
ii  libio-socket-ssl-perl                              2.060-3
ii  libipc-run-perl                                    20180523.0-1
ii  liblocale-gettext-perl                             1.07-3+b4
pn  liblwp-useragent-determined-perl                   <none>
pn  libmail-imapclient-perl                            <none>
pn  libmemcached11                                     <none>
pn  libmemcachedutil2                                  <none>
pn  libmonitoring-plugin-perl | libnagios-plugin-perl  <none>
pn  libnet-cups-perl                                   <none>
ii  libnet-dns-perl                                    1.19-1
ii  libnet-dns-sec-perl                                1.11-1
ii  libnet-smtp-ssl-perl                               1.04-1
pn  libnet-smtp-tls-perl                               <none>
pn  libnet-smtpauth-perl                               <none>
pn  libnet-snmp-perl                                   <none>
ii  libnet-ssleay-perl                                 1.85-2+b1
ii  libreadonly-perl                                   2.050-1
pn  libredis-perl                                      <none>
ii  libsocket-perl                                     2.029-1
ii  libtimedate-perl                                   2.3000-2
pn  libvarnishapi2                                     <none>
pn  libwebinject-perl                                  <none>
ii  libxml-simple-perl                                 2.25-1
pn  libyaml-syck-perl                                  <none>
ii  lsof                                               4.91+dfsg-1
pn  nagios-plugins-basic                               <none>
ii  openssl                                            1.1.1c-1
ii  perl                                               5.28.1-6
ii  python                                             2.7.16-1
pn  python-pymongo                                     <none>
ii  ruby                                               1:2.5.1
ii  snmp                                               5.7.3+dfsg-5
ii  whois                                              5.4.3

Versions of packages nagios-plugins-contrib suggests:
pn  backuppc                   <none>
pn  cciss-vol-status           <none>
pn  expect                     <none>
ii  libsys-virt-perl           5.0.0-1
pn  moreutils                  <none>
pn  mpt-status                 <none>
pn  nagios-plugin-check-multi  <none>
pn  percona-toolkit            <none>
pn  perl-doc                   <none>
ii  python2.7                  2.7.16-2
pn  smstools                   <none>

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