An updated mrtg package that fixes two bugs is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
The Multi Router Traffic Grapher (MRTG) is a tool to monitor the traffic load on network-links. MRTG generates HTML pages containing Portable Network Graphics (PNG) images, which provide a live, visual representation of this traffic.
Previously, changing the "kMG" keyword in the MRTG configuration could cause the labels on the y-axis to overlap the main area of the generated chart. With this update, an upstream patch has been applied to address this issue, and changing the "kMG" keyword in the configuration no longer leads to the incorrect rendering of the resulting charts.
Previously, the package incorrectly informed rpm/yum that it provides perl(SNMP_util), perl(SNMP_Session), perl(BER) and a few other capabilities. Because of that, rpm/yum preferred mrtg as a source for those capabilities over the real source (e.g. perl-SNMP_Session). This caused other packages that expect to receive perl-SNMP_Session to fail. This updated mrtg package does not state that it provides those capabilities and as a result rpm/yum will no longer incorrectly prefer it for those capabilities.
Users of mrtg should upgrade to this updated package, which resolves these issues.