Nagios Installtion on Ubuntu 6.10 Please Help!


#1

I was following the quickstart guide at nagios.sourceforge.net/docs/3_0/ … buntu.html

but I am at a loss now, because in step 4 it tells me to edit /usr/local/nagios/etc/objects/contacts.cfg but no objects folder exists and I have searche d the hd and there is no contacts.cfg

so I decided to skip the step and then step 5 tell me to make install-webconf in the appahce conf.d directory but I keep getting

make: *** No rule to make target `install-webconf’. Stop.

I am a total linux noob and have no idea what that means.


#2

It is important to follow all the steps. Go back to step 4. You’ll need to find the contacts.cfg file. Use ( find / -name “contacts.cfg” ) at the command line and note the path where the file is located. Then edit the file as indicated in step 4 and then go to the next step. Post your next issue.


#3

I ran into the same problem on step 4, no objects directory was created. Tried the find command and it returned nothing. I pressed on with the quick start installation and no other errors came up.
Not sure what this will affect, but I’m sure I’ll find out.


#4

yup…me 2…
can any one tell us the way to solve this problem?


#5

do you have minimal.cfg file instead?
if so, then configure the settings in this file (go to ww.nagiosbook.org and see there a “how to” install Nagios. There is a section dedicated about minimal.cfg file.)

After this, go to nagios.cfg and comment out all lines like cfg_file=/etc/nagios/bla…bla…bla…
and enter a new line which says cfg_file=/ **enter the minimal.cfg file pathe here ***

Thus, you are telling Nagios to use minimal.cfg instead of contacts.cfg and all the other .cfg files…

But if you don’t have minmal.cfg installed either…I dunno…