[mrtg-developers] mrtg fails without IPv6 perl modules

Jo Rhett jrhett at svcolo.com
Wed Aug 1 19:41:37 CEST 2007

As originally reported in this e-mail (with no response)

MRTG manual page says that it will disable IPv6 if the perl modules  
aren't available.  Instead, it crashes and won't run at all.

Unfortunately, some other projects are doing the Right Thing and  
enabling IPv6 if those modules are available.  So I have to install  
IPv6 perl modules to get mrtg to run, and I have to deinstall it to  
get these components to stop trying to use IPv6.

This is yet another case of everyone's favorite playtoy being so  
important that production systems are being screwed so that someone  
can play with IPv6 in their home network.  (no production big iron  
supports IPv6 queries)

Jo Rhett
senior geek

Silicon Valley Colocation
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