Monday, 10 September 2012

Fixed RHEL/Centos 5 rpms for net-snmp-5.3.2.2-17 gpfs support

As raised in bug note 707912 ( https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=707912)
where net-snmp does not see mounted xfs filesystems, the shipped net-snmp-5.3.2.2-17 in the Centos 5.8 tree does (and probably later versions in RHEL6 as well) does not support gpfs filesystems either.
The implication is that those who are upgrading from earlier versions (e.g. from Centos 5.5 to 5.8) will lose snmp monitoring of gpfs filesystems.
All the versions in the Centos 5.8 tree are broken. The only way to address the issue if to upgrade to a later tree (e.g. to Centos 6.3) or to build from source or to use third-party rpms.
I have managed to patch and rebuild the shipped net-snmp-5.3.2.2-17.x86_64.rpm and that has proved to be an easier, low risk alternative.
Those who may need to reuse my binaries are herehere & here
~]# yum remove net-snmp net-snmp-libs
~]# rpm -Uvh net-snmp-libs-5.3.2.2-17.x86_64.rpm
~]# rpm -Uvh net-snmp-5.3.2.2-17.x86_64.rpm
~]# rmp -Uvh net-snmp-utils-5.3.2.2-17.x86_64.rpm
~]# yum install OpenIPMI (re-install if you had removed it as dependent in first command)

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