[Nagiosplug-devel] Releasing several files in a plugin?

Andreas Ericsson ae at op5.se
Wed Feb 2 05:38:07 CET 2005

Jolly Frederic wrote:
> On Tuesday 01 February 2005 10:54, Andreas Ericsson wrote:
>>Jolly Frederic wrote:
>>>So far as I've seen, a plugin is made with only one file, for example the
>>>.pl if it is in Perl.
>>>Is it possible, and interesting, to add other files in the release: a
>>>.txt file to describe it (or is the --help option enough?), a .html to
>>>display MRTG graphs, ... ?
>>The --help option should be enough.
> OK, thank you.
> But my plugin returns some performance data. I want them to be displayed in an 
> MRTG graph.
> So where do I release the MRTG configuration file?

In contrib and call it <plugin_name>.mrtg-conf, or with the MRTG 
project, or...

I'm sure you get the idea.

> And what about the definition of the perfdata file in the Nagios conf? Do I 
> just explain this in comments in the beginning of the plugin?

Or in a special --mrtg-help option, or wherever you want. Put something 
on the web if you like. I'm sure you'll think of something.

> Fred.

Andreas Ericsson                   andreas.ericsson at op5.se
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