Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 151538
php-snmp rpm is missing, breaking cacti in an upgrade
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:06 EST
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Description of problem:
php-snmp seems to have been left out of both the RHEL3 and RHEL4 distributions (WS, ES, and AS). This breaks my entire monitoring system. A small list of software that now no longer works :
My business relies on this software. Please fix this problem.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install RHEL
2. Try to install cacti
3. Fail miserably
Actual Results: php-snmp is missing
Expected Results: php-snmp should be available.
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The changelog of php package (from May 2003) notes that the php-snmp subpackage
was left out because of ucd-snmp changing name to net-snmp overnight. Can the
subpackage be added back now, considering that it is almost two years? A lot of
tools (I am stuck on cacti) depends on php-snmp. I have rebuilt the PHP RPMs
with snmp support, but that breaks my up2date processes.
php-snmp is included in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4. Red Hat does not currently
plan to provide a resolution for this in a Red Hat Enterprise Linux update for
currently deployed systems.
With the goal of minimizing risk of change for deployed systems, and in response
to customer and partner requirements, Red Hat takes a conservative approach when
evaluating changes for inclusion in maintenance updates for currently deployed
products. The primary objectives of update releases are to enable new hardware
platform support and to resolve critical defects.