[Pkg-nagios-devel] Bug#525168: nagios-plugins-standard: Provide minimum docs for plugins

Olivier Berger olivier.berger at it-sudparis.eu
Wed Apr 22 16:03:48 UTC 2009

Package: nagios-plugins-standard
Version: 1.4.12-5
Severity: minor

There should be a minimal documentation (maybe a README) for plugins.

It's fr from obvious how to use them, until one discovers that invoking them with --help provides a manpage.

Thanks in advance.

Best regards,

-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (990, 'testing'), (500, 'testing-proposed-updates')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.29-1-686 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=fr_FR.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=fr_FR.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages nagios-plugins-standard depends on:
ii  bind9-host [host]      1:9.5.1.dfsg.P2-1 Version of 'host' bundled with BIN
ii  dnsutils               1:9.5.1.dfsg.P2-1 Clients provided with BIND
pn  fping                  <none>            (no description available)
ii  libc6                  2.9-4             GNU C Library: Shared libraries
pn  libldap2               <none>            (no description available)
ii  libmysqlclient15off    5.0.51a-24        MySQL database client library
pn  libnet-snmp-perl       <none>            (no description available)
ii  libpq5                 8.3.7-1           PostgreSQL C client library
pn  libradius1             <none>            (no description available)
pn  nagios-plugins-basic   <none>            (no description available)
pn  qstat                  <none>            (no description available)
pn  radiusclient1          <none>            (no description available)
ii  smbclient              2:3.3.3-1         command-line SMB/CIFS clients for 
pn  snmp                   <none>            (no description available)
ii  ucf                    3.0018            Update Configuration File: preserv

nagios-plugins-standard recommends no packages.

Versions of packages nagios-plugins-standard suggests:
pn  nagios2 | nagios-text | nagio <none>     (no description available)
ii  whois                         4.7.33     an intelligent whois client

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