[mrtg] all generated files going to last workdir of included cfg files in mrtg.cfg

Steve Shipway s.shipway at auckland.ac.nz
Thu May 19 00:19:45 CEST 2011

You shouldn't really use WorkDir like this - the setting for WorkDir is
supposed to be global, and defined once only.  Instead, use the Directory[]
setting for each Target and split them this way.  Redefining a global is
dodgy practice as it is handled differently depending on the parser, and
redefining within an included file is even more unpredictable.





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From: mrtg-bounces+s.shipway=auckland.ac.nz at lists.oetiker.ch
[mailto:mrtg-bounces+s.shipway=auckland.ac.nz at lists.oetiker.ch] On Behalf Of
Jason R. Butterfield
Sent: Thursday, 19 May 2011 7:32 a.m.
To: mrtg at lists.oetiker.ch
Subject: [mrtg] all generated files going to last workdir of included cfg
files in mrtg.cfg


My mrtg.cfg utilizes the 'Include:' feature to pull in config files for a
handful of devices.


In each of the device.cfg files, I specify a different 'workdir' to keep
things separated per device. 


When I run mrtg (I have the cron disabled while I figure this out)
everything seems to work fine, except that all of the files generated go in
the 'workdir' specified by the last cfg file 'included' in the mrtg.cfg.  So
things look fine from a web browser for the last device in the config, but
not for the rest since the html indices point to the respective directories
where nothing is being updated.


Specifically -my mrtg.cfg file: 



HtmlDir: /var/www/mrtg

ImageDir: /var/www/mrtg

LogDir: /var/lib/mrtg

ThreshDir: /var/lib/mrtg

Include: sw375024sv01.cfg      #[workdir line in cfg file == workdir:

Include: sw356024sv02.cfg     #[workdir:

Include: c2801.cfg     #[workdir:



All html/log/png files are created in the last workdir:


I'm a bit stumped.


Any thoughts or input would be most appreciated.






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