Make install --- doesn't work

i am following the nagios online documentation
i get stuck at this point… please take a look below. Any help will be appreciated

[[email protected] nagios-1.2]$
[[email protected] nagios-1.2]$ make install
cd ./base && make install
make[1]: Entering directory /usr/local/nagios-1.2/base' /usr/bin/install -c -m 775 -o someuser -g nagios -d /usr/local/nagios/bin /usr/bin/install: invalid usersomeuser’
make[1]: *** [install] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/local/nagios-1.2/base’
make: *** [install] Error 2
[[email protected] nagios-1.2]$

make a group called nagios, then make user called nagios.
and re-run ./configure, make etd…

The docs state to run ./configure -with-nagios-user=someuser. They didn’t mean that litterally.
The doc also states this just below that.
Replace someuser with the name of a user on your system that will be used for setting permissions on the installed files (default is nagios)

and create tha user and usergroup in your system before launching ./configure.


Whoa…how’d this old post get dug up?

I don’t know. I think Evert is moving post’s from the big bucket into these smaller sections. It’s confusing the hell outa me, hehe.