Nagios.lock not found upon satrting nagios service


#1

I have installed everything as default. I am using centos, which is a generic red hat enterprise. When I run /etc/init.d/nagios start it tells me “No lock file found in /usr/local/nagios/var/nagios.lock” sure enough there is no file in var called nagios.lock. Can anybody help me? Thanks in advance.


#2

The lock file is created upon startup of Nagios and deleted when Nagios stops, so the fact that the file doesn’t exist simply means that Nagios isn’t running. I believe this prevents multiple instances of Nagios from running on the box. Check your permissions to the /usr/local/nagios/var directory. Is it possible you have them set so that Nagios can’t write to that directory?

Edited Wed Jan 04 2006, 08:37PM ]