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

Roland Stigge stigge at debian.org
Mon Oct 16 10:34:29 UTC 2006

Hi Thomas,

Thomas Anders wrote:
> 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"?

Right, maybe they need not be changed. But documentation (FAQ) describes
"How do I add a MIB to the tools" where the contents of the mibs dir,
and therefore the mibs list (and .index) is changed.

> 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.

Maybe a default, fixed set of mibs should be shipped and an additional
directory for additional mibs could be prepared (/var/lib/snmp/mibs)?


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