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Re: Nagios 3.1.2



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?


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