nagios-plugins-1.4.15-2.el5

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Nagios is a program that will monitor hosts and services on your
network, and to email or page you when a problem arises or is
resolved. Nagios runs on a Unix server as a background or daemon
process, intermittently running checks on various services that you
specify. The actual service checks are performed by separate “plugin”
programs which return the status of the checks to Nagios. This package
contains those plugins.

This is exactly the same as nagios-plugins-1.4.15-1.el5 except a version-bump in the release.

The same logic as using uncomplicated version numbers applies to perverting the release version from an atomically-increasing release number to a X.Y.Z-relA-preX-Mike’s_Cool_Recut: the result of this comparison should be “equal” not “greater than”:

strcmp (“1.4.15-1.el5”, “1.4.15-1.rf.el5”)

Apparently “1” is not the same as “1.rf” — so RPMForge’s also causes people to upgrade from 1.4.15-1 to 1.4.15-1. There are better ways to track vanity-releases of identical packages (ie no-payload dependent RPMs, perhaps with helpful triggers)

(Challenge: make a better version-comparison function so that people can further abuse the version/release)

As ill-advised as using Epoch, I’ve bumped the release version so that “2” > “1.rf” (which — unlike Epoch — “resets” at a version-bump)

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