[CentOS-docs] Contribution to wiki: nagios incompatibility with centos 5.2

Scott Robbins

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Wed Sep 16 18:45:22 UTC 2009

On Wed, Sep 16, 2009 at 01:27:42PM -0400, Max Hetrick wrote:
> Christoph Maser wrote:
> > Btw. i really consider the current nagios article on the wiki bad. Its
> > totally outdated and covers way to much info how to configure nagios
> > itself. In my opinion this should be simply replaced by links to the
> > official documentation since it is out of place and incomplete.
> > 
> The point of the article was exactly that. I'll have to disagree here, 
> since the point of the guide is how to install and configure Nagios for 
> basic use. I personally don't care if you edit it to your likes, but 
> many people find it useful as it is, because Nagios can be quite 
> complicated to use.

Just as an example, when we first decided to try to institute nagios, I
was going through the docs for two days, trying to make sense of them.
Then I found Max's article (actually his original, on his site).  If you
*are* going to edit it, I truly hope you aren't going to make it more
like the docs on the nagios site.  

> Feel free to edit the article, however, if you remove too much, please 
> delete my name from the top of the article, though.

Y'know, it's impossible to look at the nagios docs objectively now
because (thanks to Max, and no, he's not paying me)  :) I know it too

However, I vividly remmeber the first time I looked at their pages and
thought, How am I going to figure this out. 

Max did it right.  They did it wrong.  I don't consider myself stupid,
nor a computer novice, but I'm someone who had no experience of
Nagios--additionally, I'm more used to BSD documentation, which seems to
be higher quality. 

Just my opinion, but...

Scott Robbins
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