[Slackbuilds-users] Nagios - multiple issues

Niels Horn niels.horn at gmail.com
Fri Nov 22 09:23:15 UTC 2013


The new nagios version needs some work indeed.
I'll update the SlackBuild after the 14.1 repo is finished.
For now, you can builds nagios 3.5.0 with the current script, or try out


Niels Horn

On Fri, Nov 15, 2013 at 8:09 AM, Sebastian Arcus <shop at open-t.co.uk> wrote:

> 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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