Nagios yum install

David Jansen jansen at
Wed Jan 9 16:54:02 UTC 2008

Here on my system (Fedora 7) it works just fine to install nagios from
rpms and configure it. Sure, it may have slightly different directory
names, but I actually think they are easier this way, and compliant
with the Linux filesystem standards. 
Besides, the fedora rpms provide automatic integration in your
webserver, so you can skip that whole part of the nagios setup, and the
various commands nagios has to run to monitor various services, already
have all the setup and pathnames that make sense in Fedora.

which reminds me of a Debian horror story. Just because nagios has a
plugin to monitor samba, snmp and various other services, all of these
were pulled in as dependencies. Not exactly what I intended...

David Jansen

On Thu, Jan 03, 2008 at 03:19:49PM -0800, Tod Merley wrote:
> On Jan 3, 2008 1:53 AM, Mike Morraye <zotkop at> wrote:
> > Dear List,
> >
> > I just installed nagios on my Fedora 8 trough Yum. (standard repo's)
> > Now it seems that the rpm installs in different dir's than what you're
> > expected to do while installing from source.
> > Now it's quite hard to follow the official nagios manual, and i can't seem
> > to find modified ones.
> >
> > What should I do?
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> >
> Hi Mike Morraye!
> If I were you I think I would uninstall what you did through yum and
> follow the instructions here (maybe making slight changes for F8
> rather than F6):
> I am glad you asked since I need to get started on nagios myself.
> Have Fun!
> Tod
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