Error when running configure


Platform: Sun Solaris 10
Nagios is installed - working on the plugins v. 1.4.5

Hello all…

I’m struggling a bit with the pluggins and searching for any info out there. When I do a ./configure --prefix=/usr/local/bin --with-nagios-user=nagios --with-nagios-group=nagios I get the following error:

configure: error: --with-nagios-user is a deprecated option.

Any clues?


./configure -h and see if --with-nagios-user is a valid option. If it’s not, then don’t use it. Why are you installing to /usr/local/bin instead of /usr/local/nagios?


Thanks J.

  1. Typo on my behalf - I was using /usr/local/nagios
  2. After reading ./configure -h it says that the files will be “copied” to /usr/local/nagios/bin and /lib; I see the files there.
  3. This is actually my 2nd attempt as initially I ran the ./configure & make all succesfully - it was bombing on the make install therefore I am attempting a “do-over”. Could this be my problem?
  4. Is the sequence: ./configure -> make all -> make install?



Yes, and at the end of make install, it shows you other make options that you can run.