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  1. ZABBIX BUGS AND ISSUES
  2. ZBX-20002

Inconsistent folder structure for Zabbix Windows installation between .zip and .msi

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    • Status: Confirmed
    • Trivial
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • 6.0 (plan)
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      Hi Zabbix devs,

      So, like many IT engineers out there I suffer from a need to standarize and keep everything clean and in a certain order. Unfortunately this isn't always possible and inconsitency gets built in.

      The same has happened with the Zabbix Agent (2) installation between the .zip and .msi found on https://cdn.zabbix.com/

      Using the .zip method we get the following structure:

      ..\bin\
      
      ..\bin\zabbix_agent2.exe
      
      ..\conf\
      
      ..\conf\zabbix_agent2.conf
      
      c:\zabbix_agent2.log
      

      Using the .msi we get the following structure:

      Zabbix Agent 2\zabbix_agent2.conf.d\
      
      Zabbix Agent 2\zabbix_agent2.exe
      
      Zabbix Agent 2\zabbix_agent2.conf
      
      Zabbix Agent 2\zabbix_agent2.log
      

      Why is this inconsistency present? Zabbix Users should be presented and taught in a single consistent way. This is confusing and could harm system administrators who might use both the .msi and .zip in their environment or who have switched between the versions.

      Furthermore the Zabbix Agent on Linux uses a structure more similair to the .msi installation. I would suggest editing the .zip structure to mirror the structure used in both .msi installations and Linux installations.

      Regards,
      Nathan

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            zabbix.dev Zabbix Development Team
            nathan.liefting Nathan Liefting
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