[Pkg-net-snmp-devel] Bug#587183: net-snmp: debian/NEWS irrelevant for some packages

Raphael Geissert geissert at debian.org
Fri Jun 25 21:49:43 UTC 2010

Source: net-snmp
Version: 5.4.3~dfsg-1
Severity: minor


> net-snmp (5.4.3~dfsg-1) unstable; urgency=low
>   As of version 5.4.3, upstream ships a new default configuration in
>   /etc/snmp/snmpd.conf, which only uses SNMPv3 rather than SNMPv1 and
>   SNMPv2c.

That file is only installed by the package snmpd, yet the NEWS file is installed 
for the other packages:

$ dpkg -l | grep snmp
ii  libsnmp-base   5.4.3~dfsg-1   SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) MI
ii  libsnmp15      5.4.3~dfsg-1   SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) li

>   This new default configuration also binds to udp:

And I hope that was a typo only in the NEWS file ;)

You should probably move that new NEWS entry to debian/snmpd.NEWS (which will 
make debhelper happily install it only for that given package.)

Raphael Geissert - Debian Developer
www.debian.org - get.debian.net

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