On 16 May 2006, at 15:11, Timothy Murphy wrote:
> On Tuesday 16 May 2006 14:43, you wrote:
>>>> May 16 13:46:50 alfred snmpd: netsnmp_assert index == tmp
>>> if-mib/data_access/interface.c:468 _access_interface
>>>>>> Linux error messages really are ubelievably bad.
>>> How could any sane person write a program which produces the above
>>>> It's an excellent error message for the programmer, which is why the
>> programmer put it in the code. The author(s) of snmpd should be able
>> to shed some light on it.
>> Are error messages private epistles from programmers to themselves?
>> In my opinion, any error message should at least hint
> at how you can correct it.
It does - it has told you that netsnmp_assert failed, with index ==
tmp, and it even gave a code line number for the failure. The fact
that you don't know enough about snmp to fix it is hardly the
programmer's fault. It may well be that it's a hairy enough error
that only an snmp expert can fix it.
As I said earlier, snmpd is hardly a tool for the end user's desktop
anyway, so just shut it down, and stop worrying about the error
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