[Xymon] Call for 4.3.29 Patches

Axel Beckert abe at deuxchevaux.org
Tue Mar 26 22:27:35 CET 2019

Hi JC,

On Tue, Mar 26, 2019 at 01:37:32PM -0700, Japheth Cleaver wrote:
> I'm pushing for a release of 4.3.29 relatively soon.

Cool, thanks!

> I've been trying to go through the backlog to identify un-applied
> patches, but I know there are some that I'm missing. If you have
> build fixes or runtime changes that have not yet been put in in
> 4.3.29 already (see:
> https://sourceforge.net/p/xymon/code/HEAD/tree/branches/4.3.29/Changes),
> I'd appreciate if you could point them out.

Here are the patches Debian applies to 4.3.28:

I'll try to categorize them quickly:

Missing fixes:

* 39_kfreebsd-makefile.patch: Support for the GNU/kFreeBSD
  architecture/platform (i.e. FreeBSD kernel with GNU instead of BSD

* 42_bbcombotest-fix.patch: Fix bbcombotest: "Could not access hobbitd
  board, error 0". (Don't have more details, sorry. Christoph might
  perhaps remember more details.)

* 63_netstat-ant-vs-ipv6-address-truncating.patch: Port monitoring
  seems to cut off IPv6 addresses. This seems to be unrelated to "Fix
  RRD parsing for recent netstat (net-tools) on Linux".

* 66_apache2.4.patch: Some Apache 2.4 fixes. Since Apache 2.2 is End
  of Life already, IMHO you do not need to care for the old syntax
  anymore. Then again, some distributions with long-term support might
  still have Apache 2.2, so you might want to cross-check if that has
  some impact there.

* 84_fix_compilation_on_GNU_Hurd.patch: Fixes compilation on the GNU
  Hurd architecture/platform.

* 90_fix-spelling-errors.patch: Spelling error fixes.

Can't be used 1:1, but shows what is missing:

* 51_hardening-buildflags.patch: CFLAGS are hardcoded and don't
  respect any such environment variable.

Feature patches:

* 27_hobbit_files_ifexist.patch: Adds an "ifexist" feature to the
  files check.

Might be no more needed:

* 69_disk-no-duplicate-root.patch: Ignore duplicate submissions for
  the "/" partition. For a while Debian and some other distributions
  report the root partition twice because it got remounted during
  boot. I though don't see that behaviour on a current Debian Stable

State unclear:

* 33_526176-ldap.patch: There seems to be an LDAP API change necessary
  some time in the future (for 10 years now) and this seems to be the
  lazy workaround. See https://bugs.debian.org/526176

  I must admit, I'm not sure if that's still necessary. This has been
  added to Debian in April 2009, but
  says that Hernik worked on this in November 2008 and it was included
  in the 4.2.2 release in December 2008. And Debian shipped 4.2.2 in
  January 2009 and added this patch in April 2009 with 4.3.0 beta2. So
  those things don't seem to have overlapped each other. And these
  changelog entries don't sound as if this has been fixed properly

  r5990 | storner | 2008-11-28 07:43:02 +0100 (Fri, 28 Nov 2008) | 1 line
  Changed paths:
     M /branches/4.2.2/build/test-ldap.c

  Build properly with new OpenLDAP API by using deprecated functions.
  r5995 | storner | 2008-11-28 10:27:42 +0100 (Fri, 28 Nov 2008) | 1 line
  Changed paths:
     M /branches/4.2.2/bbnet/ldaptest.h

  Build properly with new OpenLDAP API by using deprecated functions (missed ldaptest.h in previous commit)
  But then again, I'd wonder why this "lazy" fix worked for now 10
  years without causing issues with the deprecated LDAP functions
  finally being removed.

(Probably)already included patches:

* 00_htmlcontenttype.patch: Seems to be "Ensure Content-Type always
  set in HTML headers (Thanks, Christoph Berg)"

* 24_hobbitclient-tmpfs.patch: Might be "Ignore additional common
  tmpfs partitions on recent Linux", but you might want to

* 87_fix_logfetch_FTBFS_with_glibc_2.26.patch: Applied in r8030.

These seem to be Debian specific patches are are marked as not needing
to be forwarded to upstream, so you can safely ignore them:

* 03_doc-paths.patch: Debian-specific path changes.
* 09_hobbitclient-debian.patch: Adds a dpkg section to client reports.
* 12_hobbitvars.patch: Debian-specific path changes.
* 21_FHS-instead-FSSTND-in-example-in-man-page.patch: Debian-specific
  path changes.
* 30_prefer-packaged-temp-plugin-over-unpackaged-devmon.patch:
  Different default settings with regards to one plugin.
* 45_fix-configure-for-multiarch.patch: Debian-specific generated
* 48_png-multiarch.patch: Debian-specific generated paths.

		Kind regards, Axel
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