Error: Cannot open log file '/var/log/nagios' for reading!


#1

I get the error “Error: Cannot open log file ‘/var/log/nagios’ for reading!” when I try to open sections of the Nagios CGI (notifications, Event Log, etc)

I had a look in what I believe to be the directory it is referring to and cannot see the folder /var/log/nagios
Should I create it ? Will it inherit the correct permissions if I do ? (how would I set appropriate permissions ?)

If all of these questions are answered somewhere, would someone mind providing the link please. Thanks in advance

Peco


#2

did you install from RPM or from source?
if you installed from source (recommended) the path should be /usr/local/nagios/var/nagios.log