[Pkg-net-snmp-devel] Bug#498475: Bug#498476: Bug#498475: Bug#498476: MIB files licensed under a restrictive license
bernat at debian.org
Tue Aug 25 17:52:03 UTC 2009
OoO Pendant le repas du mardi 25 août 2009, vers 19:27, Jochen Friedrich
<jochen at scram.de> disait :
>> I have found the fix in SVN repository for net-snmp package. Net-SNMP
>> comes with a makefile to download and install MIB. This makefile is now
>> shipped in place of MIBs.
> That's true. Before uploading, I just want to add some installation
> dialog asking the user if the MIBS should be downloaded now or if the
> user wants to do this later or by hand.
> The same could be done for SMI, as well. Or both could even be
> combined (making libsnmp-base only ship the NET-SNMP and former UCD
> MIBS integrated into the libsmi MIB tree). This would at least avoid
> the need to store these non-free MIBs twice in case both packages are
> being used.
Yes, it would be nice. libsmi is a bit picky on MIB names. It does not
like the filename being prefixed by ".txt" because it does not seem to
parse the file to get real MIB name (except if you explicitely load the
file). On the other hand, some people may rely on the complete
filename. I need to think a bit about this. Maybe a simple patch for
libsmi would do the trick. Upstream is easy to work with.
I also think we should try to get a package pulling MIB (maybe the user
could select them too) that would be used by both net-snmp and
libsmi. libsmi seems to ship more MIB but there is no automated
mechanism to fetch them. Therefore, it should be easier to use the one
Make input easy to proofread.
- The Elements of Programming Style (Kernighan & Plauger)
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