Updating a plugin

Now that you have learned how to add and remove plugins to and from Cacti, what about updating plugins? The update of a plugin heavily depends on the plugin developer. In most cases, the update process simply involves the extraction of the new plugin and over-writing of the existing files from the old plugin installation.

The Plugin Architecture provides some functionality for the plugin developer to check for the existence of an older version and to update this accordingly.

The Settings plugin is a good example of a plugin where the update process only involves over-writing the existing files.

Before updating a plugin, make sure that you read the readme files or ask within the specific plugin forum topics for help on the update ...

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