Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 766573
cacti-0.8.7i is available
Last modified: 2012-04-04 09:58:48 EDT
Latest upstream release: 0.8.7i
Current version in Fedora Rawhide: 0.8.7h
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Release notes claim more security fixes (http://www.cacti.net/release_notes_0_8_7i.php):
" bug#0002062: Multiple security vulnerabilities"
Which is http://bugs.cacti.net/view.php?id=2062 .
cacti-0.8.7i-1.fc16 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 16.
cacti-0.8.7i-1.fc15 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 15.
cacti-0.8.7i-1.el6 has been submitted as an update for Fedora EPEL 6.
cacti-0.8.7i-1.el5 has been submitted as an update for Fedora EPEL 5.
cacti-0.8.7i-1.el4 has been submitted as an update for Fedora EPEL 4.
cacti-0.8.7i-2.fc16 has been pushed to the Fedora 16 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
cacti-0.8.7i-2.fc15 has been pushed to the Fedora 15 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
cacti-0.8.7i-2.el6 has been pushed to the Fedora EPEL 6 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
cacti-0.8.7i-2.el4.1 has been pushed to the Fedora EPEL 4 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
cacti-0.8.7i-2.el5 has been pushed to the Fedora EPEL 5 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
I've been using the EPEL package for cacti and applying the Plugin Archch patches that used to be available from: http://www.cacti.net/downloads/pia/. As of 0.8.7i, the upstream are no longer making people patch Cacti to use the plugin architecture (see http://forums.cacti.net/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=45871). The now offer an additional download (Cacti 0.8.7i with Plugin Architecture version 3.1). Is there a way to offer this package in EPEL as well? Maybe as a package called cacti-pia?
I did see that in the release announcement. I don't have experience with PIA and I'm unfamiliar with upstream's plans. Is PIA eventually going to be merged into the mainline cacti distribution?
Thanks for replying Ken,
It is my understanding that it will be merged into the mainline code in the future. In the past, I would simply apply the separate patch file they provided. As it stands now, I can't do that. I might try to do a custom rpm build based on your cacti.spec file using the provided combined download file and see what the results are. As it stands now, I've got the base cacti updated, but the plugins are not working.
Thanks for getting upstream updated quickly. Our environment is setup similar to Phil's where we install the EPEL Cacti package and run the Plugin Architecture patch script that upstream provides. Since upstream no longer provides the patch script, there's no way to include PIA anymore. Unfortunately in my case, since we use the thresholds plugin extensively for monitoring, we're left without those monitors until its patched with PIA.
I would also suggest the creation of a separate package that includes PIA baked in as a stopgap until the codebases are completely merged, which looks a few months off still. Unless Phil has already had success, I can attempt to create and install a modified Cacti+PIA package using the current Cacti SPEC file as the template.
Yeah, the PIA situation isn't good for packaging. The upstream project has basically created a fork here. I'm hoping PIA gets merged soon, but until that point I'm hesitant to add this into the official EPEL package.
Please see Bug 809753 for PIA in Cacti.