[Pkg-net-snmp-devel] Bug#878828: snmpd: PID file missing

Rob Gibson nosbig at gmail.com
Mon Oct 16 22:47:36 UTC 2017

Package: snmpd
Version: 5.7.3+dfsg-1.7
Severity: minor

Dear Maintainer,

I have been trying to use 'monit' to monitor the local daemons on this
system, and I have had issues since upgrading from Jessie to Stretch.

Apparently, the new systemd service file does not specify creating a pid
file, while /etc/default/snmpd lists the command line option.

I have added the option to the systemd service file, and I am able to
report success or failure to monit.

SNMPDOPTS='-Lsd -Lf /dev/null -u Debian-snmp -g Debian-snmp -I
-smux,mteTrigger,mteTriggerConf -p /run/snmpd.pid'

/lib/systemd/system/snmpd.service (Original):
ExecStart=/usr/sbin/snmpd -Lsd -Lf /dev/null -u Debian-snmp -g
Debian-snmp -I -smux,mteTrigger,mteTriggerConf -f

/lib/systemd/system/snmpd.service (Corrected):
ExecStart=/usr/sbin/snmpd -Lsd -Lf /dev/null -u Debian-snmp -g
Debian-snmp -I -smux,mteTrigger,mteTriggerConf -f -p /run/snmpd.pid

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 9.2
  APT prefers stable-updates
  APT policy: (500, 'stable-updates'), (500, 'oldstable-updates'), (500, 'stable'), (500, 'oldstable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 4.9.0-4-amd64 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8), LANGUAGE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

Versions of packages snmpd depends on:
ii  adduser                3.115
ii  debconf [debconf-2.0]  1.5.61
ii  init-system-helpers    1.48
ii  libc6                  2.24-11+deb9u1
ii  libsnmp-base           5.7.3+dfsg-1.7
ii  libsnmp30              5.7.3+dfsg-1.7
ii  lsb-base               9.20161125

snmpd recommends no packages.

Versions of packages snmpd suggests:
pn  snmptrapd  <none>

-- Configuration Files:
/etc/snmp/snmpd.conf [Errno 13] Permission denied: '/etc/snmp/snmpd.conf'

-- debconf information:

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