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Old 05-21-2008, 10:20 AM   #1
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Why can't I install xinetd?


I recently installed red hat vs.5 on a poweredge server. xinetd was not installed. The server is in continuous use so I can not restart it with the red hat cd and then upgrade, I have to install using an RPM. I have tried several RPMs using the command rpm -i and then the RPM. It seems to work and then I can't find xinetd in /etc/
Am I installing in the wrong directory? Is there a different RPM? I got mine from xinetd.org or some site like that.

Thanks,
Jackie
 
Old 05-21-2008, 11:28 AM   #2
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I've had trouble with rpm's that did not come from Red Hat. So my first recommendation would be to get the Red Hat rpm for the version you are running.

I've never seen Red Hat install without xinetd. But the dir you are looking for should be /etc/xinetd.d
Once xinetd is installed you will also see /etc/xinetd.conf. You might have to modify the .conf file if you are using the xinetd services to access your server from another domain.

use this command to see if xinetd is installed:
chkconfig --list | grep xinetd

Here is the output from that commmand on one of my servers:
xinetd 0: off 1: off 2: on 3: on 4: on 5: on 6: off
xinetd based services:

Had to put a space between the : on or : off to eliminate smilies.

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Old 05-22-2008, 12:23 PM   #3
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Unhappy not installed

I tried:

chkconfig --list | grep xinetd

it came back with nothing

I have tried two RPMs at this point. They both show this:

warning: group brewbuilder does not exist - using root
warning: user brewbuilder does not exist - using root

Then it seems that they haven't done anything. Then I tried a manual install by following these instructions:
http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs...er/xinetd.html

there is no 'xinetd' in /etc/rc.d/init.d/

and I can't get it do to 'make install-xinetd' from any directory. it just says:

make: *** No rule to make target `install-xinetd'. Stop.

originally it looked like it had installed, but now I don't know what's going on and I might break a server soon.

Thanks,
Jackie
 
Old 05-22-2008, 12:59 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jpuretz@tk20.com View Post
I recently installed red hat vs.5 on a poweredge server. xinetd was not installed. The server is in continuous use so I can not restart it with the red hat cd and then upgrade, I have to install using an RPM.

The xinetd rpm is provided in the install media; somewhere in the cd's or on the dvd.

I have tried several RPMs using the command rpm -i and then the RPM. It seems to work and then I can't find xinetd in /etc/
Am I installing in the wrong directory? Is there a different RPM?

There is only one rpm you should be installing and that's the Redhat vanilla version, i.e. the one that comes on the media.

I got mine from xinetd.org or some site like that.

Unless you are 100% certain of the source of your software, install only from the install media or from the software repository that you have access to at redhat.com.

Thanks,
Jackie
Hope this all helps.
 
Old 05-22-2008, 01:15 PM   #5
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Rhel5

I have the red hat enterprise linux 5 cds, is there an RPM package there that I can install that has xinetd?
 
Old 05-22-2008, 01:33 PM   #6
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maybe I'm missing something here.. But what happens when you do a:

yum list all | grep xine

if it's found

yum install xinetd.i386




I use CentOS 5.1 and haven't used an actual RHEL OS so I'm not sure.. But doesn't RHEL use yum to install packages as well?
 
Old 05-22-2008, 01:49 PM   #7
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maybe I'm missing something here.. But what happens when you do a:

yum list all | grep xine

if it's found

yum install xinetd.i386




I use CentOS 5.1 and haven't used an actual RHEL OS so I'm not sure.. But doesn't RHEL use yum to install packages as well?
Here is the best way I can explain my response:

xinetd is a vanilla package, i.e. it comes standard on the Redhat installation media whether it be cd's or the dvd.

I know that you can use the dvd as a repository, thus install any package on the dvd with yum.

I'm just not sure if he has cd's or the dvd so in my old-school manner, I'd instruct him to mount every cd manually until he finds the xinetd rpm on the cd and install it. On the dvd, he should find it pretty fast ;-).

There you go.
 
Old 05-23-2008, 09:28 AM   #8
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THANKS GUYS! Issue resolved. Xinetd = no match for me (you).

 
  


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