[Slackbuilds-users] Nagios - multiple issues

Sebastian Arcus shop at open-t.co.uk
Fri Nov 15 10:09:18 UTC 2013

I am trying to install and configure Nagios 4.0.1 on a Slackware 14.1 
x86 box. I'm using the scripts from SBo (only changed the Nagios version 
number). There seem to be a number of issues:

1. Nagios doesn't seem to adhere much to FHS standards. Most of the 
stuff that goes into /var gets dumped into /var/nagios (i.e. 
/var/nagios/log, /var/nagios/run, /var/nagios/status, /var/nagios/cache) 
- instead of the proper locations - i.e. /var/run/nagios, 
/var/log/nagios etc.

2. The init script which is bundled with Nagios 4.0.1 is completely 
unsuitable and won't work on Slackware. It makes references to 
/sbin/service - which doesn't even exist in Slackware. I assume it is 
tailored to some other Linux distro - not sure which.

I've had a look at the earlier Nagios 3.x - and at least it doesn't use 
/sbin/service in the init script.

Are others here using Nagios? Have you just resorted to patching away to 
make it more suitable for Slackware? Maybe there is another network 
monitoring system out there which is more Slackware friendly?

Thanks in advance

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