[smokeping-users] Re: smokeping with rrdtool 1.2.x?

Tobias Oetiker oetiker at ee.ethz.ch
Mon May 16 19:30:13 MEST 2005

Hi Lars,

Today Lars Thegler wrote:

> Tobias Oetiker wrote:
>  >Today Lars Thegler wrote:
>  >>Could somebody enlighten us as to the exact reason why smokeping does
>  >>not work with rrdtool 1.2.x?
>  >
>  > yep, because I did not want to invest makeing it work with 1.2.x
>  > since the 2.0rc4 works fine with 1.2.x so you would want to
>  > pull this and test ...
> So you've changed the API? Bummer - I must be blind. The only
> incompatibility I can find mentioned is regarding colons in COMMENT
> arguments. Could you please direct me to where these changes are described?

This is it ... if you look at the code in smokeping-2.0rc3 it is
fairly simple ... to get it working ... just check for
RRDs::VERSION and make sure the :s are escaped in COMMENT arguments

The problem lies (and this is the reason I did not change smokeping
1.x) deeper in the sense that the layout of the graph need
changeing as well because the new rrdtool uses fonts with different
spacing than the old one ...

the simplest approach in my eyes would be to add rrdtool 1.0.50
into the smokepig 1.41 port and thus make it standalone ...

> To give a bit of background - I maintain the FreeBSD port of smokeping,
> and we now have a number of smokeping users with non-working
> installations, since rrdtool was upgraded.

> At the moment, it is not really an option for us to simply drop support
> for smokeping-1.x in favor of 2.0rc4, but once 2.0 is officially
> released, I will do what is necessary to get it incorporated in the
> ports tree.



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