[Pkg-net-snmp-devel] Bug#389434: MIBs in net-snmp

Thomas Anders thomas.anders at blue-cable.de
Mon Oct 16 09:43:13 UTC 2006

Roland Stigge wrote:
> at Debian, we noticed that the net-snmp versions 5.2 ... 5.4 don't
> properly implement the File Hierarchy Standard (FHS). Therefore, we are
> about to move /usr/share/snmp/mibs to /var/lib/snmp/mibs since it
> contains MIB files that can be changed and the .index file is even
> always regenerated. (The alternative would have been to make the
> contents of /usr/share/snmp/mibs static, including the .index file).

What MIB files in /usr/share/snmp/mibs "can be changed"?

What's problematic (and arguably a bug) is the management of the .index
file in the /usr file system. See


for additional details and discussion.

> See also http://bugs.debian.org/389434 . Maybe you would like to adjust
> the default location as well.

We're open to discussion and patches. I'm not yet convinced, though,
that moving the default location is the best solution to the above problem.


Thomas Anders (thomas.anders at blue-cable.de)

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