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Old 07-20-2010, 12:03 PM   #16
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Quote:
Originally Posted by rfelsburg View Post
Check /var/log/messages not /var/log/nagios3/nagios.log

It's a system error, not a nagios error.
My apologies.

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Jul 18 06:25:01 ODB2 kernel: imklog 3.18.6, log source = /proc/kmsg started.
Jul 18 06:25:01 ODB2 rsyslogd: [origin software="rsyslogd" swVersion="3.18.6" x-pid="3125" x-info="http://www.rsyslog.com"] restart
Jul 19 06:25:01 ODB2 kernel: imklog 3.18.6, log source = /proc/kmsg started.
Jul 19 06:25:01 ODB2 rsyslogd: [origin software="rsyslogd" swVersion="3.18.6" x-pid="3125" x-info="http://www.rsyslog.com"] restart
Jul 20 06:25:01 ODB2 kernel: imklog 3.18.6, log source = /proc/kmsg started.
Jul 20 06:25:01 ODB2 rsyslogd: [origin software="rsyslogd" swVersion="3.18.6" x-pid="3125" x-info="http://www.rsyslog.com"] restart
Jul 20 12:29:20 ODB2 nagios3: Nagios 3.2.1 starting... (PID=8326)
Jul 20 12:29:20 ODB2 nagios3: Local time is Tue Jul 20 12:29:20 BST 2010
Jul 20 12:29:20 ODB2 nagios3: LOG VERSION: 2.0
Jul 20 12:29:20 ODB2 nagios3: Finished daemonizing... (New PID=8327)
Jul 20 13:13:59 ODB2 nagios3: Caught SIGTERM, shutting down...
Jul 20 13:13:59 ODB2 nagios3: Successfully shutdown... (PID=8327)
Jul 20 17:37:22 ODB2 nagios: Nagios 3.2.1 starting... (PID=29880)
Jul 20 17:37:22 ODB2 nagios: Local time is Tue Jul 20 17:37:22 BST 2010
Jul 20 17:37:22 ODB2 nagios: LOG VERSION: 2.0
Jul 20 17:37:22 ODB2 nagios: Failed to obtain lock on file /usr/local/nagios/var/nagios.lock: Permission denied
Jul 20 17:37:22 ODB2 nagios: Bailing out due to errors encountered while attempting to daemonize... (PID=29880)
Jul 20 17:37:40 ODB2 nagios: Nagios 3.2.1 starting... (PID=29893)
Jul 20 17:37:40 ODB2 nagios: Local time is Tue Jul 20 17:37:40 BST 2010
Jul 20 17:37:40 ODB2 nagios: LOG VERSION: 2.0
Jul 20 17:37:40 ODB2 nagios: Failed to obtain lock on file /usr/local/nagios/var/nagios.lock: Permission denied
Jul 20 17:37:40 ODB2 nagios: Bailing out due to errors encountered while attempting to daemonize... (PID=29893)
Jul 20 17:38:04 ODB2 nagios: Nagios 3.2.1 starting... (PID=29908)
Jul 20 17:38:04 ODB2 nagios: Local time is Tue Jul 20 17:38:04 BST 2010
Jul 20 17:38:04 ODB2 nagios: LOG VERSION: 2.0
Jul 20 17:38:04 ODB2 nagios: Failed to obtain lock on file /usr/local/nagios/var/nagios.lock: Permission denied
Jul 20 17:38:04 ODB2 nagios: Bailing out due to errors encountered while attempting to daemonize... (PID=29908)
 
Old 07-20-2010, 12:11 PM   #17
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lets start with the lock file error and go from there.

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ls -lad /usr/local/nagios/var
and post the output

Last edited by rfelsburg; 07-20-2010 at 12:12 PM.
 
Old 07-20-2010, 02:54 PM   #18
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Code:
drwxrwsr-x 5 nagios nagios 4096 2010-07-20 17:38 /usr/local/nagios/var
Thanks!
 
Old 07-20-2010, 04:58 PM   #19
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Does that mean you got it working?
 
Old 07-20-2010, 04:59 PM   #20
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sorry, no it doesn't. Just posted the output and thanked you for your help.
 
Old 07-20-2010, 05:02 PM   #21
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Gotcha,

Can you run this:

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ls -la /usr/local/nagios/var/nagios.lock
Also, what distro are you running, fedora, centOS, ubuntu...
 
Old 07-21-2010, 02:49 AM   #22
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Quote:
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Gotcha,

Can you run this:

Code:
ls -la /usr/local/nagios/var/nagios.lock
Also, what distro are you running, fedora, centOS, ubuntu...
Code:
-rw-r--r-- 1 root nagios 0 2010-07-20 17:38 /usr/local/nagios/var/nagios.lock
It is Debian Squeeze. Thanks.
 
Old 07-21-2010, 02:50 AM   #23
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the system is debian. this was said in the first post

send the output from

Code:
ls -la /usr/local/nagios/var/
 
Old 07-21-2010, 02:54 AM   #24
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the system is debian. this was said in the first post

send the output from

Code:
ls -la /usr/local/nagios/var/
Code:
ODB2:/var/log# ls -la /usr/local/nagios/var/
total 40
drwxrwsr-x  5 nagios nagios  4096 2010-07-20 17:38 .
drwxr-sr-x 12 nagios nagios  4096 2010-07-20 14:09 ..
drwxrwsr-x  2 nagios nagios  4096 2010-07-20 12:57 archives
-rw-r--r--  1 root   nagios     0 2010-07-20 17:38 nagios.lock
-rw-r--r--  1 nagios nagios   984 2010-07-20 17:38 nagios.log
-rw-r--r--  1 nagios nagios 12943 2010-07-20 17:38 objects.cache
drwxrwsr-x  2 nagios nagios  4096 2010-07-20 12:57 rw
drwxr-sr-x  3 root   nagios  4096 2010-07-20 12:57 spool
Thanks for your help guys.
 
Old 07-21-2010, 03:09 AM   #25
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Some further information.

Code:
ODB2:/# /etc/init.d/nagios start
Starting nagios:Unknown id: nagiosadmin
chown: invalid user: `nagiosadmin:nagios'
 done.
ODB2:/# /etc/init.d/nagios ?
Usage: nagios {start|stop|restart|reload|force-reload|status|checkconfig}
ODB2:/# /etc/init.d/nagios status
nagios is not running
ODB2:/#
 
Old 07-21-2010, 04:06 AM   #26
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Have you change any user or group before this?
Which user and group you had create at installation time ?
 
Old 07-21-2010, 05:28 AM   #27
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nagios lock file was created with root ownership, but this was yesterday evening...

Code:
-rw-r--r--  1 root   nagios     0 2010-07-20 17:38 nagios.lock

--

Code:
chown nagios /usr/local/nagios/var/nagios.lock

then restart nagios
 
Old 07-21-2010, 05:30 AM   #28
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nagios lock file was created with root ownership, but this was yesterday evening...

Code:
-rw-r--r--  1 root   nagios     0 2010-07-20 17:38 nagios.lock

--

Code:
chown nagios /usr/local/nagios/var/nagios.lock

then restart nagios
Code:
ODB2:/# chown nagios /usr/local/nagios/var/nagios.lock
ODB2:/# /etc/init.d/nagios ?
Usage: nagios {start|stop|restart|reload|force-reload|status|checkconfig}
ODB2:/# /etc/init.d/nagios restart
Running configuration check...done.
Stopping nagios: kill: usage: kill [-s sigspec | -n signum | -sigspec] pid | jobspec ... or kill -l [sigspec]
done.
Starting nagios:Unknown id: nagiosadmin
chown: invalid user: `nagiosadmin:nagios'
 done.
Bizarre considering I log into Nagios HTTP page using nagiosadmin.
 
Old 07-21-2010, 05:40 AM   #29
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Quote:
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Code:
ODB2:/# chown nagios /usr/local/nagios/var/nagios.lock
ODB2:/# /etc/init.d/nagios ?
Usage: nagios {start|stop|restart|reload|force-reload|status|checkconfig}
ODB2:/# /etc/init.d/nagios restart
Running configuration check...done.
Stopping nagios: kill: usage: kill [-s sigspec | -n signum | -sigspec] pid | jobspec ... or kill -l [sigspec]
done.
Starting nagios:Unknown id: nagiosadmin
chown: invalid user: `nagiosadmin:nagios'
 done.
Bizarre considering I log into Nagios HTTP page using nagiosadmin.
no, not bizarre actually.
htaccess (which is controlling web authentication) doesnt user /etc/passwd to authenticate but
the nagiosadmin user appears to exist in the htpasswd file, but not in the /etc/passwd or /etc/group or /etc/shadow files. Maybe you could confirm this..??

It appears you may have missed a step or 2 when going throught the initial build...?

Last edited by centosboy; 07-21-2010 at 05:41 AM.
 
Old 07-21-2010, 06:12 AM   #30
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Hi Spuddy,

I would sugest that you check that you've created the nagios user and group
as following the output of your command ls -la /usr/local/nagios/var/
nagios should run under nagios user and nagios group.


if you did edit your nagios.cfg
Code:
vi /usr/local/nagios/etc/nagios.cfg
and change the nagios_user and nagios_group to nagios
Code:
nagios_user=nagios
nagios_group=nagios
save it and try to restart nagios again.

Last edited by angel115; 07-21-2010 at 06:15 AM.
 
  


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