Debian Bug report logs - #612466
snmp-mibs-downloader: Make the user aware of a potential change in /etc/snmp/snmp.conf

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Package: snmp-mibs-downloader; Maintainer for snmp-mibs-downloader is Jochen Friedrich <>; Source for snmp-mibs-downloader is src:snmp-mibs-downloader.

Reported by: Wolfram Sang <>

Date: Tue, 8 Feb 2011 16:27:22 UTC

Severity: wishlist

Found in version snmp-mibs-downloader/1.1

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From: Wolfram Sang <>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <>
Subject: snmp-mibs-downloader: Make the user aware of a potential change in /etc/snmp/snmp.conf
Date: Tue, 08 Feb 2011 17:06:18 +0100
Package: snmp-mibs-downloader
Version: 1.1
Severity: wishlist

just stumbled over this. snmp.conf (from libsnmp) says:


# As the snmp packages come without MIB files due to license reasons, loading
# of MIBs is disabled by default. If you added the MIBs you can reenable
# loaging them by commenting out the following line.
mibs :


It took me a bit of time to find out that I need to do this. My wish
here would be that the user is informed about the need of this change
(because we _are_ downloading the MIBs here). Maybe using a
debconf-infobox when this packet is installed and the above config-file
is present? Maybe it could even ask if it can perform this change

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 6.0
  APT prefers stable
  APT policy: (990, 'stable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.37-rc3+ (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_GB.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_GB.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages snmp-mibs-downloader depends on:
ii  patch                      2.6-2         Apply a diff file to an original
ii  smistrip                   0.4.8+dfsg2-3 extract MIB from text files like R
ii  wget                       1.12-2.1      retrieves files from the web

snmp-mibs-downloader recommends no packages.

Versions of packages snmp-mibs-downloader suggests:
ii  unzip                         6.0-4      De-archiver for .zip files

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