[Pkg-net-snmp-devel] Bug#561124: Bug#561124: This bug breaks existing user created scripts
jochen at scram.de
Fri Jan 15 00:21:37 UTC 2010
severity 561124 important
> I was really surprised to see that it is actually deliberately broken
> and has been so for a month, even allowing it to enter testing.
> Please try to run e.g.
> perl -MSNMP -e 'new SNMP::Session()'
> on a system with no MIBs and see the generated noise.
OK, the breakage seems to be a config file being shipped in the
wrong package. Please install snmp and test this again. The noise is
> Never mind that
> the change breaks any script the users may have created with symbolic
> OID names.
That's intentional. As the MIBs have a non-free license (at least
all the ones published as RFC before November 10, 2008), they can't
be part of Debian, period. Any Debian package relying on them will
need to leave Debian (main) in favour of contrib (See #557434, #498475).
> Can we please agree that this currently is in no way suitable for
> release? The change should never have made it into testing without
> snmp-mibs-downloader being available. Too late for that, but let's
> ensure that it won't be in a Debian release. Hence this message.
snmp-mibs-downloader is non-free and therefor will never be part of
Debian. It's currently in new and a copy is available on git:
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