Nagios install problem freebsd 5.4

Hi all thanks for any help.

freebsd 5.4

I’m having an install problem, I’ve read most of the doc’s and followed the instructions to the “t” and I’m getting this error on make install-init

nagios# make install-init
/usr/bin/install -c -m 755 -d -o root -g root /usr/local/etc/rc.d
install: root: Invalid argument
*** Error code 67

made nagios directory /usr/local/nagios
made the group nagios
made the user nagios
and tied both to the directory

configure went fine
make all went fine
make install went fine
make install-config went fine
then when I ran make install-init I got the above error

did all this from root

been working on this almost a week and I’m just chasing my tail, I just want to monitor my small hosting network 11-12 servers.

Thanks again for any help

did you have any warnings during configure? looks like install uses an option which BSD doesn’t like…


man install on your bsd should tell you.

Thanks for the hepl you guys, Luca no I did’nt have any errors or messages on configure here is my configure statment:
./configure --prefix=/usr/local/nagios --with-cgiurl=/nagios/cgi-bin --with-htmurl=/nagios/ --with-nagios-user=nagios --with-nagios-grp=nagios

went fine,

Jake this was a manual install, and i had no errors up till make install-init

Thank again

still, you need to look at
man install
and see what options bsd has for install.
It looks like to me, that ./configure messed up in figuring out what options it can use for install. You may have had errors during ./configure
But anyway, just copy the init script from the src folder. i.e. daemon-init to the location of your init scripts.
or edit the makefile in your src and run make install-init again. i.e.Makefile and change the line "
to whatever fits bsd’s liking.
Edited Fri Feb 10 2006, 09:44PM ]

Thanks Jake that did it, Iam getting some other small errors but will
sort through the later.

Again thanks your the top!!