Installing nagios on Mac Os X 10.3


#1

hi there, this is my first post!
I’m having a hard time installing nagios on my Apple powerbook g4,
i don’t know how to create a user/group for nagios
--------(quoting from the tutorial)-------------------------------------------------
Create User/Group

You’re probably going to want to run Nagios under a normal user account, so add a new user (and group) to your system with the following commands (these will vary depending on what OS you’re running):

adduser nagios


i can’t find the mac version for the “adduser” command
Anyone can help me?
i’m a little bit stuck and i can’t move on.


#2

i think this is a problem you have to solve checking the MacOSx manuals. but i think useradd should exists there too…
Keep in mind you will need to enter the commands from a console not in the GUI.

Luca


#3

no, it doesn’t :slight_smile:

Last login: Tue Nov 1 20:08:07 on console
Welcome to Darwin!
John-Earle:~ francesco$ useradd
-bash: useradd: command not found

looked in /usr/bin
and other folders , even similar commands but…

tanks anyway.


#4

cehcked a bit around. it looks like you need to use “NetInfo Manager”.
If (as it seems) you are italian you may want to check this article:
macitynet.it/macprof/tutorial/postfix.shtml
Talks about postfix but there is a part regarding adding users :wink:

If not… try a google search on “MacOSX useradd”

Ciao, Luca


#5

[quote=“luca”]cehcked a bit around. it looks like you need to use “NetInfo Manager”.
If (as it seems) you are italian you may want to check this article:
macitynet.it/macprof/tutorial/postfix.shtml
Talks about postfix but there is a part regarding adding users :wink:

If not… try a google search on “MacOSX useradd”

Ciao, Luca[/quote]

the solution (as always) was simpler than i thought!
nagios has a tutorial for mac os x (sort of), so i just followed the steps…
that’s it!
thanks again.
cheers


#6

could you post a link to it? :slight_smile:

So next time it’s already here.

Luca


#7

here it is!
bynkii.com/networking/archiv … g_and.html