mistake in munin-node-configure manpage

Bug #1680975 reported by Tomas Hamal
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
munin (Ubuntu)
Fix Released
Lena Voytek

Bug Description

There is a mistake in munin-node-configure man page:

 --snmpauthpassword <password>
           Authentication password. Optional when encryption is also enabled, in which case defaults to the privacy password

--snmpauthpassword does not exist.

It is

Tags: bitesize

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Joshua Powers (powersj) wrote :

Confirmed, steps to reproduce:

# lxc launch ubuntu-daily:zesty z
# lxc exec z bash
# apt update
# apt instlal munin
# munin-node-configure --snmpauthpass
Option snmpauthpass requires an argument
      munin-node-configure [options]

# munin-node-configure --snmpauthpassword
Unknown option: snmpauthpassword
      munin-node-configure [options]

Changed in munin (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Medium
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Joshua Powers (powersj) wrote :

Looks like this is not an issue upstream [1] and Ubuntu does not carry a delta from debian right now, so would need to see what is in the debian packaging.

[1] https://github.com/munin-monitoring/munin/blob/203a4210fddcc393aee4ed0b8480b9c9f02955b7/doc/reference/munin-node-configure.rst

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Bryce Harrington (bryce) wrote :

Problem is still reproducible in jammy.

The man page is defined in the upstream code at munin/node/sbin/munin-node-configure, whereas the aforementioned rst page is in munin/doc/reference/munin-node-configure.rst. The two seem inconsistent on multiple options, not just --snmpauthpassword. At least, --snmpauthprotocol should be --snmpauthproto, --snmpprivpassword should be --snmpprivpass. There may be more discrepancies.

Man page fixups generally aren't SRU candidates, but this would be worth fixing upstream and maybe carrying a patch in the ubuntu delta for jammy until a munin release with the fix is available.

tags: added: bitesize
Changed in munin (Ubuntu):
importance: Medium → Low
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Lena Voytek (lvoytek)
Changed in munin (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Lena Voytek (lvoytek)
Lena Voytek (lvoytek)
Changed in munin (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → In Progress
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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package munin - 2.0.57-1ubuntu2

munin (2.0.57-1ubuntu2) jammy; urgency=medium

  * d/p/munin-node-configure-doc-fix.patch: Remove deprecated argument
    exitnoerror and update some snmp arguments to match their correct naming.
    (LP: #1680975)

 -- Lena Voytek <email address hidden> Fri, 12 Nov 2021 15:27:50 -0700

Changed in munin (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Released
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