failure to compile mib example EX1-MIB.mib

Martin Bjorklund <>
Tue Aug 17 12:15:55 CEST 2004


Bengt Kleberg <> wrote:
> greetings,
> 
> this is a simple user error. i will try to find out what i am doing 
> wrong, but perhaps somebody has made this mistake before and remembers it?
> 
> i have taken the mib example EX1-MIB.mib from the Implementation Example 
> in the SNMP User's Guide. i have shortened it so that it look like this:
> 
> EX1-MIB DEFINITIONS ::= BEGIN
> 
>            IMPORTS
>                    RowStatus      FROM STANDARD-MIB
>                    DisplayString  FROM RFC1213-MIB
>                    OBJECT-TYPE    FROM RFC-1212
>                    ;
> 
>            example1       OBJECT IDENTIFIER ::= { experimental 7 }
> 
> END
> 
> i try to compile it and get the error:
> 

> EX1-MIB.mib: 9: Error: OBJECT IDENTIFIER defined in terms of undefined 
> parent object. Parent: 'experimental'.(Sub-indexes: [7].)
                        
This means that 'experimental' is undefined.  You have to import it
(you can look in the original EX1-MIB also):

IMPORTS
  experimental   FROM RFC1155-SMI


/martin



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