[Nagiosplug-devel] Re: return code

Paul L. Allen pla at softflare.com
Wed Apr 14 16:59:00 CEST 2004

Stanley Hopcroft writes: 

> 1 I can't see where $status is set apart from the initialisation (= 
> 'OK') => the plugin will always return OK or something else if the 
> plugin abends.

I couldn't see anything setting $status either.  But it's late here. :) 

And you're showing your age with "abend."  I'm a boring old fart, but
even I only know of "abend" as something that predates my experiences
with computing.  Damn, but you're OLD. :) 

> 5 You should always try the command from the CLI logged in as the Nagios 
> user; this will reveal any permissions problems.

Then there is the problem of path cleaning.  Many perl plugins clean out
the PATH environment variable.  The recent changes to the check_mailq
plugin which handle qmail have this problem and fail to work because
qmail-qstat calls several utilities that are not in the cleaned path.
The changes were not fully tested.  I have reported the problem but seen
no acknowledgement. 

Paul Allen
Softflare Support 

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