Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 494384
RFE: upgrade to nagios 3.0 in EPEL?
Last modified: 2010-11-18 10:36:42 EST
The version of nagios in EPEL for RHEL 5 is 2.12, which is considered "legacy" at this point. Any chance of upgrading to nagios 3.0 in EPEL, or are we stuck with 2.12 until RHEL 6 (and corresponding EPEL) is out?
Generally EPEL is considered to be the stable version of these packages. I often ask "What would RHEL do?" and I'm positive RHEL would stick with the 2.12 branch for at least as long as it's supported upstream, probably longer.
At the same time though, lots of people have been asking for it so I'll take a look at upgrading it. I'd mentioned it on the epel list not too long ago.
It looks like the 2.12 branch is no longer supported upstream (I can't see it on the download page at least) and as it doesn't impact anything directly I would think going with the upstream that has the bugfixes and security updates and support would be the better option. RHEL does this with things like pidgin and firefox.
Latest update/release of the 2.12 branch is 19 May 2008, or more than 2 years ago. (http://sourceforge.net/projects/nagios/files/).
Why this package is not up to date ?
If it's because, 2.12 is more stable than 3.X, why don't make several rpm, one in 2.X and another in 3.X ???
If I can help for make rpm, say to me !
Yep, this is a blocker for us for EPEL use at the moment, at least without resorting to excludes and pinning. 2.x is long dead.
Unfortunately, we can't provide nagios3x for EL-5 since it would be a violation of EPEl policy (major incompatible upgrade).
All I can do for us here, is to provide external repository for those who would like to install nagios3 w/o compiling it (and therefore installing long dependency chain).
Feel free to use the packages from this repository - I promise to keep it in sync with EL-6 version.
So far I'm closing this as CANTFIX.
Could you make a nagios3 package set and have it conflict with nagios? That's been done for a few other packages already inside of EPEL.