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

Wes Hardaker hardaker at users.sourceforge.net
Mon Oct 16 14:14:57 UTC 2006

>>>>> "RS" == Roland Stigge <stigge at debian.org> writes:

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

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


1) Adding a MIB to that location is only an option.  We don't document
   the other options and maybe we should, you're right.

2) the index file is regenerated, you're right, after something gets
   added to the directory but only if you have write permission (IE,
   are root).

>> 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.

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

That's certainly possible.  We support a generic search path, so the
above would certainly be possible.

Wes Hardaker
Sparta, Inc.

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