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    Default Help with Suse 9.1

    Hi all, i'm a new on linux system and i have a problem with SUSE 9.1. I google for yast repositories to install "gcc" but i only see for release 10+. So i think 9.1 version it old version. The thing is that i can't upgrade the SO because it's a "sever" for some applications, and my problem is that i need to install Nagios, but when i type the ./configure command its says:

    checking for a BSD-compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c
    checking build system type... i686-pc-linux-gnu
    checking host system type... i686-pc-linux-gnu
    checking for gcc... no
    checking for cc... no
    checking for cl.exe... no
    configure: error: no acceptable C compiler found in $PATH
    See `config.log' for more details.

    So I decided to install packages with yast, but i can't find any active repository.
    I very new on this, and i don't know if i'm doing right the things. Also i don't have too much practice on english, so i hope you understand and can help me.

    This is the info of the SO
    * uname -a:
    Linux noc 2.6.5-7.111-default #1 Wed Oct 13 15:45:13 UTC 2004 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux

    * cat /etc/SuSE-release
    SuSE Linux 9.1 (i586)
    VERSION = 9.1

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: Help with Suse 9.1

    There was a post recently looking for information on openSUSE-9.3 with this link to openSUSE 9.3 repository provided.

    ... that thread ultimately leads one to this link: Index of /pub/linux/suse/discontinued/i386 where you can find SuSE-9.1 discontinued repository :
    Code:
    http://ftp5.gwdg.de/pub/linux/suse/discontinued/i386/9.1/
    I hope that helps a bit.

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    Default Re: Help with Suse 9.1

    Sanfi wrote:
    > So i think 9.1 version it old version. The thing is that i
    > can't upgrade the SO because it's a "sever" for some applications, and
    > my problem is that i need to install Nagios


    yes, 9.1 is very old, last supported in June 2006
    <http://en.opensuse.org/Lifetime>

    some things you might want to consider:

    - if you can't install Nagios on 9.1, then just put on a different
    machine on the network

    - Novell supports SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) until August
    2011, <http://support.novell.com/lifecycle/> and i *guess* it may be
    possible to slide (upgrade) from SuSE 9.1 to it or SLES 10 or even
    SLES 11..

    anyway, for reasons of security you really need to consider a more
    modern and secure OS (even if only employees have access)..

    in addition to whatever you can learn here you might wanna also post
    to the Novell side as they may have a much more secure and long
    lasting solution for you, try them at forums.novell.com

    bonus: the login credentials you used here work also on the Novell
    forums...(and, your english is just fine!)

    --
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    CAVEAT: http://is.gd/bpoMD [posted via NNTP w/openSUSE 10.3]
    "Woe be to s/he who does not count me." DenverD 5 Jan 11
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    Default Re: Help with Suse 9.1

    Thanks you very much.

    I've installed gcc with his dependencies, and ./configure was succesfull. I'm following the nagios install guide for SuSE and when i type "make all" it's says:

    ~/download/nagios-3.2.3 # make all
    -bash: make: command not found

    I've installed autoconf and automake rpm for this distribution but still show me that the "command is not found".
    I'm looking on the forum, what can i do to solved this problem.

    So. Thanks you both very much.

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    Default Re: Help with Suse 9.1

    Quote Originally Posted by Sanfi View Post
    Thanks you very much.

    I've installed gcc with his dependencies, and ./configure was succesfull. I'm following the nagios install guide for SuSE and when i type "make all" it's says:

    ~/download/nagios-3.2.3 # make all
    -bash: make: command not found

    I've installed autoconf and automake rpm for this distribution but still show me that the "command is not found".
    I'm looking on the forum, what can i do to solved this problem.

    So. Thanks you both very much.
    Please you have to pardon me here, because I sense English is not your first language, but you really have to apply some basic Linux sense here, and read the manual.

    Not all tarballs are installed by ./configure, make, make install. What one is supposed to do is read the "readme.txt" and read the "install.txt" or "installing.txt". I am not convinced you did not do that, because to see what you were talking about I downloaded Nagios and I read those files and they give you different instructions from what you are trying to do. So READ THE INSTRUCTIONS !

    The instructions in the "installing.txt" say:
    Nagios Installation Instructions
    --------------------------------

    A quickstart installation guide can now be found in the HTML
    documentation. You can find the quickstart guide (quickstart.html)
    in the following subdirectory:

    html/docs/

    The quickstart covers all the basic steps you need to follow
    to install Nagios, the Nagios plugins, and start out monitoring
    the machine that Nagios is installed on.
    and if you go to the html/doc directory from the uncompressed/unarchived tarball you will see an index.html file. Click on that and navigate with your browser.

    YOU NEED to figure out the rest from here. This is all very Nagios specific, and it is NOT openSUSE operating specific. Please point exactly to where in those instructions this is not working.

    So sorry, I am not going to do this for you. You need to read, and take the ball from here and run with it. I hope you succeed.

    Good luck !

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    Default Re: Help with Suse 9.1

    Quote Originally Posted by Sanfi View Post
    Thanks you very much.

    I've installed gcc with his dependencies, and ./configure was succesfull. I'm following the nagios install guide for SuSE and when i type "make all" it's says:

    ~/download/nagios-3.2.3 # make all
    -bash: make: command not found

    I've installed autoconf and automake rpm for this distribution but still show me that the "command is not found".
    I'm looking on the forum, what can i do to solved this problem.

    So. Thanks you both very much.
    A silly question. Did you install the application "make" ?

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    Default Re: Help with Suse 9.1

    Quote Originally Posted by Sanfi View Post
    Hi all, i'm a new on linux system and i have a problem with SUSE 9.1. I google for yast repositories to install "gcc" but i only see for release 10+. So i think 9.1 version it old version. The thing is that i can't upgrade the SO because it's a "sever" for some applications, and my problem is that i need to install Nagios,
    .... I hate to be non-helpful, but I am questioning the role you have been put in.

    IMHO one should not take a complete new user to Linux, and throw them at a no longer supported Linux version as old as SuSE-9.1, and expect them to compile and build an application. The support is not there. The support has not been there for years. There are all sorts of hacks that can be applied to such a server to break it. Its not safe. Its a security risk. And a new user does not have a clue how to compile, how to build. Does not know what applications are needed ... etc ...

    I'm thinking your should try and re-think this entire operation, because while you may succeed, it could be painful.

    For example, NOTE before you even try "./configure --with-command-group=nagc" and "make all" ... etc .. you need to follow this:

    Required Packages

    Make sure you've installed the following packages on your openSUSE installation before continuing. You can use yast to install packages under openSUSE.

    apache2
    C/C++ development libraries

    1) Create Account Information
    Become the root user.

    Code:
    su -l
    Create a new nagios user account and give it a password.

    Code:
    /usr/sbin/useradd -m nagios
    Code:
    passwd nagios
    Create a new nagios group. Add the nagios user to the group.

    Code:
    /usr/sbin/groupadd nagios
    Code:
    /usr/sbin/usermod -G nagios nagios
    Create a new nagcmd group for allowing external commands to be submitted through the web interface. Add both the nagios user and the apache user to the group.

    Code:
    /usr/sbin/groupadd nagcmd
    Code:
    /usr/sbin/usermod -a -G nagcmd nagios
    Code:
    /usr/sbin/usermod -a -G nagcmd wwwrun
    ... and thats just the start of special instructions.

    So read the manual and following the instructions carefully.

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    Default Re: Help with Suse 9.1

    Yes i've installed "make" and now its working. Sorry, but i'm very new on linux system and i don't understand a lot of thing.
    I'm following the internet page guide of nagio on a windows system, because i handle SuSE from putty console.
    However, i'm going to look those files that you tell me.

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: Help with Suse 9.1

    Quote Originally Posted by Sanfi View Post
    Yes i've installed "make" and now its working. Sorry, but i'm very new on linux system and i don't understand a lot of thing.
    I'm following the internet page guide of nagio on a windows system, because i handle SuSE from putty console.
    However, i'm going to look those files that you tell me.
    Apologies for my being a bit grumpy. Its been a long day at the office and now that I'm at home, I am more tired as a volunteer than I should be.

    Glad to read you are making progress. Be careful with this install, as it is not a standard Linux install of an application, and I can see it could give me trouble if I had to install it and if in such a hypothetical case that I was not meticulous in following its instructions, and so I suspect a new user could really struggle ...

    I'm a bit concerned you may had difficulty if you can only use putty ... do you have an X server environment as well, ' cause I thought Nagios also offered a graphic front end ?

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    Default Re: Help with Suse 9.1

    Quote Originally Posted by Sanfi View Post
    However, i'm going to look those files that you tell me.
    You should have the C++ environment now, but apache2 is NOT installed nominally. That could give you some heartburn if it is not already setup on your server.

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