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nagios-plugins-contrib - Plugins for nagios compatible monitoring systems -------------------------------------------------------------------------- This README.source should give a short instruction about the way the pkg-nagios-plugins-contrib repository is structured and defines basic policies. * build-system: git-buildpackage. As we build a Debian native package pristine-tar is not necessary. * debian/changelog: - preferable generated using git-dch - versioning schema: X.$(date '+%Y%m%d'). X will be increased by one with each release. In case there are bugfixes in stable releases necessary, use X.$(date '+%Y%m%d').Y See http://kitenet.net/~joey/blog/entry/version_numbers/ for details. * debian/copyright.in, debian/control.in: Base files we fill automatically with information from all plugins to generate the full files. This is done in the clean target. DO NOT MODIFY debian/control or debian/copyright! * nagios plugins: - one directory per plugin - required files: * $plugin/control: file format similar to debian/control. - Required is the Description and Uploaders part. Add Build-Depends, Recommends, Suggests and Homepage to have their content added to debian/control/ debian/copyright. Don't use Depends as we don't want to force people to install dependencies for a plugin they might not want to use. - Add Version to be able to track an upstream version of the plugin. - Add Watch to check for new versions using ./debian/packaging-helper.py Format: Watch URL python-regex Watch URL SHA1:sha1sum - Don't add empty lines - only the first paragraph will be handled. * $plugin/copyright: copyright information for the files in $plugin. Will be added to debian/copyright automatically, properly indented and with a header which describes that the coming block is for the files in $plugin. ** DEP-5 IS NOT SUPPORTED ** - what you should have: Currently there are two options on how to build and install plugins: * you have a single script or file or need some hand-made build system anyway: add $plugin/Makefile and implement the all / install / clean targets. include ../common.mk is there for common tasks. If $plugin/Makefile exists the way described below *will not* be built. * your plugin comes with a fancy build system already: extract the source in $plugin and let a symlink called 'src' point to the subdirectory of $plugin. If dh_auto_* is not able to build the plugin, please use the Makefile way as described above. Please ensure that a proper .cfg file will be installed.