[Pkg-net-snmp-devel] Bug#453123: Bug#453123: snmpd: fails to restart upon upgrade

Josselin Mouette joss at debian.org
Mon Nov 10 16:33:08 UTC 2008

Le lundi 10 novembre 2008 à 16:59 +0100, Jochen Friedrich a écrit :
> Hi Josselin,
> > It has nothing to do with the daemon, but rather, as Ferenc Wagner
> > diagnosed, with the postinst script not calling db_stop as expected.
> Nope, it was a bug with the daemon (snmpd and snmptrapd behaved
> differently here) and has been fixed by upstream in 5.4.2. In Debian,
> the bug is fixed in 5.4.1~dfsg.

Regardless of the behavior of the daemon (which should indeed close
stdout), you must call db_stop before doing anything else.

This bug is still present in the stable release and breaks security

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