Disregard this thread - fixed it - Startup problem on Aurox



Till now I was successfully running Nagios 2 on FreeBSD but I have to move to linux. I was able to compile and install but I have a problem starting it. When I did:
/usr/local/nagios/bin/nagios /usr/local/nagios/etc/nagios.cfg
I got this message:
Warning: Could not set effective GID=502
Warning: Unable to change supplementary groups using initgroups() – I hope you know what you’re doing
Warning: Could not set effective UID=503
Nagios 2.0b2 starting… (PID=28934)

Do you know what that is and what to do with it as I’m new to linux?

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/usr/local/nagios/bin/nagios -d /usr/local/nagios/etc/nagios.cfg is how I start it. Never tried the way you did it. Sorry.


Check to see if nagios is in the /etc/group file as per the docs, and check permission’s on all of the nagios files in /usr/local/nagios and under.


oops, just now read the topic. haha