Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 821779
nagios-plugins: Gnulib bundled but no bundled(gnulib) provides
Last modified: 2012-08-17 11:31:57 EDT
A bundled copy of Gnulib - The GNU Portability Library  was found in
nagios-5.fc17. No Bundled Libraries section  of Packaging guidelines
gives more information on bundled libraries and how they should be handled.
Affected nagios-5.fc17 version: nagios-plugins-1.4.15-5.fc17
As a kind of copylib, Gnulib has been granted an exception. However, to comply
with Packaging guidelines, packages bundling Gnulib must note that the library
has been granted an exception in the spec file comment with a link to the FPC
ticket where the exception was granted and add a virtual provide to the spec
file to note that Gnulib is bundled. Refer to  for more details.
No comment about bundling Gnulib and no virtual provide were found in the
nagios-5.fc17.spec file. To comply with the packaging guideliness please
add an appropriate comment to the spec file as well as a virtual provide.
Source tarball where bundled Gnulib was found:
At least the following files look like Gnulib files:
There are most likely more Gnulib files bundled in the SRPM. I didn't bother
to list them all as it shouldn't be necessary.
Note: I'm assuming the references to "nagios-5.fc17" are in reality references to "nagios-plugins-1.4.15-5.fc17" (as nagios and nagios-plugins are two diferent packages).
(In reply to comment #1)
> Note: I'm assuming the references to "nagios-5.fc17" are in reality
> references to "nagios-plugins-1.4.15-5.fc17" (as nagios and nagios-plugins
> are two diferent packages).
According to the Nagios Plugins changelog , the last update to the gnulib files was done on 2010-07-02 and it was based on an upstream commit that become gnulib-20100704-stable .
 - Nagios plugins ChangeLog
2010-07-02 Thomas Guyot-Sionnest <email@example.com>
* gl/Makefile.am, gl/m4/gnulib-cache.m4: Import the environ module
from gnulib (86ba51)
 - Gnulib stable snapshot
Snapshot taken based on:
Date: Sun Jun 20 13:31:40 2010 +0200
with the following additional commits:
* [d0ed135]->[8626eaa] autoupdates
* [386abcb]->[a155c56] autoupdate
* [599af40]->[170554f] unitypes: Fix bug introduced on 2010-05-18.
* ->[331fd48] string: Fix syntax error with g++ 2.96.
* ->[ce5a4ac] idpriv-drop: Fix tests.
* [6e9c624]->[cbec1d8] gettext: Use AC_GNU_SOURCE as a fallback for \
* [7773f84]->[a01b938] stdbool: Update doc.
nagios-plugins-1.4.16-2.fc18 has been pushed for rawhide with the following specfile changes:
# nagios-plugins-1.4.16: the included gnulib files were last updated
# in June/July 2010
# Bundled gnulib exception (https://fedorahosted.org/fpc/ticket/174)
Builds for F16, F17 and EPEL will follow in a couple of days.
nagios-plugins-1.4.16-2.fc17 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 17.
nagios-plugins-1.4.16-2.fc16 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 16.
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 16 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing nagios-plugins-1.4.16-2.fc16'
as soon as you are able to.
Please go to the following url:
then log in and leave karma (feedback).
nagios-plugins-1.4.16-2.el6 has been submitted as an update for Fedora EPEL 6.
nagios-plugins-1.4.16-2.fc16 has been pushed to the Fedora 16 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
nagios-plugins-1.4.16-2.fc17 has been pushed to the Fedora 17 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
nagios-plugins-1.4.16-5.el6 has been submitted as an update for Fedora EPEL 6.