munin-node tries to "autoconf" /usr/share/munin/plugins/postgres_space_

Bug #414232 reported by Andreas Olsson
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
munin (Ubuntu)
Fix Released
Thierry Carrez

Bug Description

Binary package hint: munin

Installing munin-node 1.2.6-13ubuntu1 I receive these errors

Initializing plugins..Restarting munin-node.. * Stopping Munin-Node [ OK ]
 * Starting Munin-Node [ OK ]
# There were some errors:
# Got junk from postgres_space_: Can't locate in @INC (@INC contains: /etc/perl /usr/local/lib/perl/5.10.0 /usr/local/share/perl/5.10.0 /usr/lib/perl5 /usr/share/perl5 /usr/lib/perl/5.10 /usr/share/perl/5.10 /usr/local/lib/site_perl .) at /usr/share/munin/plugins/postgres_space_ line 74.
# Got junk from postgres_space_: BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at /usr/share/munin/plugins/postgres_space_ line 74.
 * Starting Munin-Node

It seems as if munin tries to autoconfigure the plugin postgres_space_, which is far from optimal considering that libdbd-pg-perl is only a Suggested package.

This is basically the same problem as was fixed in Yet somehow the autoconf abilities for postgres_space_ specifically got activated again somewhere between munin 1.2.6-10 and munin 1.2.6-13 (Those were the versions I managed to find at

Anyway, this can be fixed by modifying debian/patches/160-node.d-postgres-plugins.patch, finding the lone line which says "capabilities=autoconf suggest" and change that part to "capabilities=suggest".

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Andreas Olsson (andol) wrote :

Ok, based on I would say "capabilities=autoconf" returned between 1.2.6-12 and munin 1.2.6-13. Hence it's seems as something which (accidentally?) happened while fixing

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Andreas Olsson (andol) wrote :

Marking bug as confirmed, based on response from Debian maintainer.

Changed in munin (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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Andreas Olsson (andol) wrote :

Attaching a debdiff which (re-)removes the autoconf capability from postgres_space_.

This debdiff also takes care of bug #406276.

Thierry Carrez (ttx)
Changed in munin (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Thierry Carrez (ttx)
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: Confirmed → In Progress
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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package munin - 1.2.6-13ubuntu2

munin (1.2.6-13ubuntu2) karmic; urgency=low

  * Don't autoconf the plugin postgres_space_ (LP: #414232)
  * Restart munin-node after plugin initiation (LP: #406276)

 -- Andreas Olsson <email address hidden> Thu, 20 Aug 2009 11:56:42 +0200

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