check_radius missing

Bug #1275495 reported by Jan Wagner on 2014-02-02
This bug affects 10 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
monitoring-plugins (Ubuntu)
nagios-plugins (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Since the source package nagios-plugins 1.5 check_radius is missing from the binary package (nagios-plugins-standards).

Jan Wagner (waja) wrote :

The problematic change is in 1.5-1ubuntu2. You should build-depend again on libradius1-dev!

Changed in nagios-plugins (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Medium
Samuel Leslie (sdl) wrote :

This should be an easy fix, but as an alternative while a developer gets around to it, you can also use the Monitoring Plugins PPA: See also:

Note that this will result in installing a far newer version of the plugins so you should only do this if you're willing to invest the time to also fix any potential incompatibilities due to the major version bump. That said, my own installation on a production Icinga instance went very smoothly.

Micke Nordin (mikael.nordin) wrote :

libradius1-dev is not available in xenial and above and libfreeradius-client-dev needs to be used instead if check_radius is to be built.

Micke Nordin (mikael.nordin) wrote :

Here is a debdiff that fixes the issue

Micke Nordin (mikael.nordin) wrote :

check_radius is available in the corresponding debian package.

Changed in nagios-plugins (Debian):
status: New → Invalid
description: updated
Changed in monitoring-plugins (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed

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tags: added: patch
Micke Nordin (mikael.nordin) wrote :

I realized check_radius also needs libfreeradius-client2 as runtime dependency, so this patch should be used instead

Joshua Powers (powersj) on 2016-11-02
tags: added: bitesize server-next
tags: added: packaging
tags: added: trusty
affects: nagios-plugins (Debian) → ubuntu
no longer affects: ubuntu
Changed in monitoring-plugins (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
tags: added: xenial
Michael Terry (mterry) wrote :

This was actually dropped intentionally in Ubuntu, because libfreeradius-client2 is in universe, but monitoring-plugins is in main.

So if you wanted to re-enable check_radius, you'd have to first file a MIR bug for freeradius-client to promote it to main.

Robie Basak (racb) wrote :

Alternatively, we could have some kind of additional monitoring-plugins-universe binary package in Ubuntu that is in universe and supplies the additional plugins that couldn't be in main. Patches welcome, but unfortunately Micke's patch isn't sufficient for this.

Micke Nordin (mikael.nordin) wrote :

If Ubuntu isn't committed to maintaining this package (i.e. make sure that the quality of the package does not degrade over time, loosing functionality in the process), shouldn't this entire package be moved to universe?

Jan Wagner (waja) wrote : contains a patch that adds support for radcli (available since Ubuntu 16.04). Might that help?

Anyway ... monitoring-plugins 2.2 supports radcli too, which should hit debian unstable soon.

Robie Basak (racb) wrote :

radcli is also in universe in Ubuntu.

> If Ubuntu isn't committed to maintaining this package (i.e. make sure that the quality of the package does not degrade over time...

I don't think Ubuntu has ever shipped a version of this package with support for check_radius, has it? In any case, this is a deliberate decision to do with the main/universe split, not some accidental degradation of package quality.

It is possible to organise building check_radius but placing it in a separate "universe" binary package (say monitoring-plugins-extras) that remains in universe. Then users would be able to opt in to that.

Changed in monitoring-plugins (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Robie Basak (racb) wrote :

Removing patch tag as the current patch is unsuitable for Ubuntu (would create a component mismatch). And unsubscribed ~ubuntu-sponsors.

tags: removed: patch
Robie Basak (racb) wrote :

And nagios-plugins is now Invalid, since we don't ship that any more (in favour of monitoring-plugins).

Changed in nagios-plugins (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Invalid
Nish Aravamudan (nacc) on 2017-06-01
tags: removed: bitesize
tags: removed: server-next
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