[sf-lug] Nagios on CentOS (perl-Net-SNMP vs. perl-net-snmp)

Tom Haddon tom at greenleaftech.net
Fri Jun 13 14:40:22 PDT 2008

On Fri, 2008-06-13 at 14:30 -0700, Kristian Erik Hermansen wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 13, 2008 at 1:19 PM, Bill Teeple <bill at teeple.tv> wrote:
> > CPAN is nice, but a pre-compiled RPM is nicer.  CPAN is for those
> > console jockies who enjoy compiling the code from hand - I find it to
> > be a bit intimidating to use (just my opinion - don't flame me).
> The problem is that you have to do this every time the Perl module is
> updated.  Additionally, you may not get the version with the feature
> you want!  Most Perl modules are not in the repositories, making it
> useless to depend on it.  And making a package with dh is cool, so
> maybe I should do it in the future.  However, that still means you
> have to update the module yourself, which is just as much a pain as
> using CPAN as a "console jockie".  Yes, I am a console jockie and I
> like watching scrolling texts :-P  I ran Gentoo for a very long time.
> I get my fix when using CPAN, now that I am back to
> Debian/Ubuntu....hehe

I don't remember ever having to use CPAN to install nagios on my debian
or ubuntu servers. And the fact that the packager manager suggests a
dependency means to me it should be available, no?

Like I say, just trying to figure out if I have a broken setup as I'm
not too familiar with CentOS...

Cheers, Tom

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