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0017408CentOS-8net-snmppublic2020-10-07 15:47
Reporteraraujorm Assigned To 
Status newResolutionopen 
Product Version8.1.1911 
Summary0017408: Missing net-snmp-perl package in any repo although it's included in the net-snmp SRPM
DescriptionThe net-snmp-perl isn't in any of the CentOS 8 repositories, although if one gets the SRPM from and rebuilds it, the package is generated.

Note: *please* do not confuse net-snmp-perl with perl-Net-SNMP, they are *not* the same thing. There are several scripts (mainly 3rd party nagios plugins) that require the former, hence this is being an issue when trying to migrate monitoring servers to CentOS 8.

This problem didn't occur in previous CentOS releases.

It's being included in the build as can be seen for instance in

Is there any reason why net-snmp-perl isn't on the repos? (I've looked for more info but without success on finding any)

Or is it really a bug (like missing tagging somewhere and it's not published), and if so can it be fixed so the missing package is published?
Steps To ReproduceTry to install and fails:

# dnf install --refresh net-snmp-perl
Failed to set locale, defaulting to C.UTF-8
CentOS-8 - AppStream 21 kB/s | 4.3 kB 00:00
CentOS-8 - Base 20 kB/s | 3.9 kB 00:00
CentOS-8 - Extras 8.0 kB/s | 1.5 kB 00:00
CentOS-8 - PowerTools 12 kB/s | 4.3 kB 00:00
CentOS-8 - Plus 2.5 MB/s | 1.1 MB 00:00
No match for argument: net-snmp-perl
Error: Unable to find a match: net-snmp-perl
Tags8.1.1911, 8.2.2004, bug, net-snmp, net-snmp-perl




2020-09-16 09:59

reporter   ~0037699


New net-snmp release came out, problem still persists, even worse because src package is currently nowhere to be found so one can't build the missing net-snmp-package.

Any news on this? Or is there any valid reason for the (already produced package when the build is made) not to be published in the CentOS repos that I'm missing?

This is quite frustrating...

And it's extremely odd that no one else is having issues, as it is extremely odd that no one cared to reply to this issue. Is there so many little sys admins out there that need net.-snmp-perl or just don't bother to update their Centos 8 systems? Or is still everyone using CentOS 7 (even though 8 came out almost 1 year ago already) and using CentOS 8 in production is just a crass mistake?

Best regards.


2020-09-16 13:16

reporter   ~0037700

To anyone interested, found the SRPM here:

Just rebuilt it and confirm that it still produces thenet-snmp-perl-5.8-14 rpm with no problems, but that rpm still isn't published on the CentOS 8 repositories (hence the bug report, which seems to be a deployment issue on the CentOS 8 build system). So, is there any hope that is fixed for this and future releases?

Best regards.


2020-10-01 14:54

reporter   ~0037768


This also affects me - and probably everyone else who tries to use CentOS8 as a monitoring platform.
Can please someone look into and address this?
It's quite cumbersome do have to manually track and build and publish a rpm every time a new version is released.
As the reporter said, this did not happen on previous CentOS releases so this should be look at as a regression.
Thank you.

Best regards.


2020-10-06 19:18

administrator   ~0037788

Last edited: 2020-10-06 19:20

First off .. all packages built for CentOS Linux 8 come from git. If we built it, you can get the src from here:

and using the get_sources,sh and / or scripts from here:

Also .. the latest SRPM should be here:

The next step is to see if that package is in RHEL 8.2 .. if it is not, it will also not be in CentOS. Being produced but excluded from RHEL will also mean exclded from CentOS for CentOS Linux 8.



2020-10-06 19:23

administrator   ~0037789

If you look here:

It is not in RHEL-8.


2020-10-07 15:16

reporter   ~0037794

From comments here, it should be in RHEL-8.3, so it should be in CentOS-8.3:

It is currently available in CentOS Stream here:

This should work fine on CentOS 8.2 if you download it and install it, or you could move to stream if that is more appropriate.


2020-10-07 15:47

reporter   ~0037796

Many thanks guys for the enlightenment. Let's hope RedHat doesn't mess up in RHEL 8.3 then :)

Hopefully they won't publish any newer net-snmp releases until then, but we'll use the mentioned workarounds in the meanwhile.

Perhaps this can be marked as solved? (I'm not finding any option to do it)

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2020-05-27 17:06 araujorm New Issue
2020-05-27 17:06 araujorm Tag Attached: net-snmp-perl
2020-09-16 09:59 araujorm Note Added: 0037699
2020-09-16 13:16 araujorm Note Added: 0037700
2020-09-16 13:16 araujorm Tag Attached: net-snmp
2020-09-16 13:17 araujorm Tag Attached: bug
2020-09-16 13:18 araujorm Tag Attached: 8.1.1911
2020-09-16 13:18 araujorm Tag Attached: 8.2.2004
2020-10-01 14:54 mindo Note Added: 0037768
2020-10-06 19:18 JohnnyHughes Note Added: 0037788
2020-10-06 19:20 JohnnyHughes Note Edited: 0037788
2020-10-06 19:23 JohnnyHughes Note Added: 0037789
2020-10-07 15:16 rcgreenw Note Added: 0037794
2020-10-07 15:47 araujorm Note Added: 0037796