should use --with-rpcinfo-command="/usr/sbin/rpcinfo" on 12.04

Bug #1189647 reported by Jamie Strandboge on 2013-06-10
This bug affects 1 person
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nagios-plugins (Ubuntu)
Jamie Strandboge

Bug Description

 * the check-rpc and check-nfs commands are broken in nagios-plugins on 12.04 because the path to rpcinfo is not correct. Once the package is installed, you must adjust /usr/lib/nagios/plugins/ to use the correct path, but this is overwritten on upgrades

[Test Case]
$ sudo apt-get install nagios-plugins-standard rpcbind

With old version:
$ /usr/lib/nagios/plugins/check_rpc -H '' -C portmap
Can't fork for rpcinfo: No such file or directory

With new version and corrected path:
$ /usr/lib/nagios/plugins/check_rpc -H '' -C portmap
OK: RPC program portmap version 2 version 3 version 4 udp running

[Regression Potential]
 * The regression potential is very low-- there are no code changes and the only change is adjusting the path to a binary. The path is currently wrong so functionality cannot regress on this point.

[Other Info]
 * this is already fixed in Ubuntu 13.10
 * Note: the nagios server needs to be restarted (a reload is not enough) for this change to take effect with a configured nagios server

description: updated
Changed in nagios-plugins (Ubuntu Saucy):
status: New → Fix Released
Jamie Strandboge (jdstrand) wrote :

Uploaded to precise-proposed, just need ubuntu-sru to approve.

Changed in nagios-plugins (Ubuntu Precise):
status: New → In Progress
assignee: nobody → Jamie Strandboge (jdstrand)
description: updated
description: updated
description: updated

Hello Jamie, or anyone else affected,

Accepted nagios-plugins into precise-proposed. The package will build now and be available at in a few hours, and then in the -proposed repository.

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Changed in nagios-plugins (Ubuntu Precise):
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
tags: added: verification-needed
Jamie Strandboge (jdstrand) wrote :

The package in precise-proposed fixes the issue for me.

tags: added: verification-done
removed: verification-needed
Jamie Strandboge (jdstrand) wrote :

To be more specific, the test case passes I am able to use check-nfs within my nagios configuration.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package nagios-plugins - 1.4.15-5ubuntu3.2

nagios-plugins (1.4.15-5ubuntu3.2) precise-proposed; urgency=low

  * debian/rules: use --with-rpcinfo-command="/usr/sbin/rpcinfo" so check-rpc
    and check-nfs work properly (LP: #1189647)
 -- Jamie Strandboge <email address hidden> Mon, 10 Jun 2013 16:54:00 -0500

Changed in nagios-plugins (Ubuntu Precise):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released

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