[Nagiosplug-devel] Packaging issues

John P. Rouillard rouilj at cs.umb.edu
Wed Jun 7 15:02:08 CEST 2006

In message <6F0CA028-7F8C-49A5-A540-013AE32C90B4 at altinity.com>,
Ton Voon writes:
>I've also just noticed that if make install is run for a non-root  
>user, the setuid plugins are still installed, but without setuid.  
>I've amended plugins-root/Makefile.am so that the plugins will only  
>install if make install is run as root. A warning is displayed  
>otherwise. I think this will still work if you are using fakeroot -  
>please let me know if it doesn't.

Don't do this please. When building RPM's or other packages I can
build/"install" under my own account (RPM builds should not be done as
root) then use RPM mechanisms to make the programs suid root. I think
I actually undid the test in an earlier version so that suid programs
would always be installed.

>Also, the --nagios-user=nagios configure option is not being  
>respected, so plugins are never installed with the configure nagios  
>user or group setting. Is this necessary to fix? My feeling is that  
>this is a packaging/implementation issue. Is everyone happy for me to  
>deprecate these configure options?

That's fine in my optinion.
				-- rouilj
John Rouillard
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