The cmk-update-agent executable is now implemented as a packaged binary executable.
This werk consists of many changes that have partly already been applied to Check_MK 1.5.0i1.
The new agent updater addresses several problems and yields some improvements:
Better compatibility: All requirements regarding the installed Python
Interpreter or other packages/programs were eliminated; the only requirements
left are a x86_64 processor architecture and a glibc 2.5 or above.
Notably, there will be no more problems with curl and because all
communication is now done via python-requests, which is included within the
cmk-update-agent executable as mentioned above.
The reduction of the requirements will also reduce compatibility problems on some systems
related to the encrypted SSL communication with the Check_MK server.
More convenient communication with Check_MK Server: All HTTP-Requests have been
changed to POST-Requests. This improves confidentiality of the information transfered
to the Check_MK server. The data is no longer written to the apache log of
the Check_MK servers apache (system and site apache).
cmk-update-agent installed only once: The copy of cmk-update-agent previously
placed under /usr/bin/cmk-update-agent has been replaced by a shell script
that executes the actual cmk-update-agent executable situated at the Check_MK
Agent plugin directory. This eliminates the need to maintain two places when
manually replacing cmk-update-agent for debugging reasons.
However, it is still possible to execute a copy of the cmk-update-agent
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