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Re: Nagios 3.1.2



On Thu, Jul 2, 2009 at 4:21 PM, Ray Van Dolson<rayvd bludgeon org> wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 02, 2009 at 05:06:11PM -0500, Mike McGrath wrote:
>> On Thu, 2 Jul 2009, Ray Van Dolson wrote:
>>
>> > On Thu, Jul 02, 2009 at 11:53:29PM +0200, Xavier Bachelot wrote:
>> > > Mike McGrath wrote:
>> > > > I've stayed on the nagios 2.x tree long enough, anyone opposed to me
>> > > > updating to 3.1.2 in EPEL?
>> > > >
>> > > Last time this was discussed, the plan was to keep nagios at 2.x and
>> > > introduce a parallel installable nagios3. iirc, there's no automagic way
>> > > to go from a nagios 2.x to a nagios 3.x conf, so the update wouldn't be
>> > > transparent. And a major version bump would be against the RHEL/EPEL
>> > > policy anyway, unless special circumstances (security fix that cannot be
>> > > backported...)
>> > >
>> >
>> > If nagios3 is introduced, will the original nagios package be orphaned
>> > or will Mike or someone else continue maintaining it?
>> >
>>
>> I wouldn't be maintaining it.  I'm not even sure if upstream is
>> maintaining it anymore, it's been over a year since the last release and
>> from their downloads page they seem to be steering people towards the 3.x
>> tree.
>>
>>       -Mike
>
> If it's dead upstream, seems like adequate "special circumstances" to
> replace the older one.
>
> Although maybe it's "friendlier" to go the nagios3 route and then
> retire nagios later once people have a chance to migrate?

Yes I think we should cover this int he next EPEL meeting. There are
several apps which do not cleanly update (moin, nagios, some
mediawiki). Coming up with a methodology for dealing with these
properly would help other package people.


-- 
Stephen J Smoogen. -- BSD/GNU/Linux
How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed
in a naughty world. = Shakespeare. "The Merchant of Venice"


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