#12 Debian package build

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2007-01-16
2006-08-17
Steve Whalen
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Debian now has a nicely packaged version of Nagios 2.4
but it is laid out quite differently than the default
compile build of Monarch, and would take quite a bit of
time to fit it into the Debian file structure for
someone with no understanding of Monarch's inner
workings.

It would be great if there were a Debain package
available for Monarch to complement the Nagios package.
Many servers are built using Debian as a foundation,
and Nagios + Monarch would make a great toolkit.

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    I second that.

    I just installed nagios2 out of apt on debian, and tried to
    install monarch, but im not really getting far trying to
    hack it together to make it work.

     
  • Groundwork
    Groundwork
    2007-01-09

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    Not sure I understand what specific problems there are with Debian. Custom settings in nagios.cfg are now supported in version 2.0. Hopefully that has solved some problems.

     
  • Groundwork
    Groundwork
    2007-01-09

    • status: open --> pending
     
  • Steve Whalen
    Steve Whalen
    2007-01-16

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    re: what specific problems there are...

    I tried to install Monarch 1.2 a while back, and ran into problems with CPAN failing to correctly install some of the required CPAN modules if I rembember right (XML::LibXML::Common being one) ... I've never had problems with CPAN before, but haven't had time to work through whatever the hangup may be.

    So I never got far enough to find specific differences or problems with Monarch vs. Debian.

    My general concerns come from the fact that Debian tends to lay out the file system a little differently than the other distributions. The nagios and web directory stuff may all be handled by Monarch's configuration flexibility, but since I don't know where Monarch wants stuff versus where Debian puts it, I can't say if there is anything to be done to tailor Monarch's configs for Debian from Monarch's defaults.

    I guess I'm spoiled by Debian's superb handling of dependencies: if there was a Debian package called Monarch, I'd know that it would pull in any required packages, whether they were perl or libraries, etc. and warn me about any conflicts between versions, etc.

    I saw somewhere that someone was using "alien" with an RPM distribution. If I hear that they had success with that, I'll give that a try when I have the time.

     
  • Steve Whalen
    Steve Whalen
    2007-01-16

    • status: pending --> open