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Nagios, 2nd Edition by Wolfgang Barth

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G.3 The Testing Tool new_mini_epn

In its source code, Nagios includes two utilities that simulate an ePN environment, which considerably simplifies searching for errors: mini_epn and the more recent new_mini_epn. They are not absolutely identical in behavior to ePN, but this involves only a small number of exotic scenarios. In general the following applies: If a Nagios plugin does not run in the mini-interpreter, it won't run in the ePN either.

The two programs are located in the subdirectory ./contrib of the source code and are not installed automatically. If you want to use them, run

linux:nagios/contrib # make mini_epn
...
linux:nagios/contrib # make new_mini_epn
...

but under no circumstances should you run make install! The Makefile in this ...

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