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Old 11-29-2008, 08:43 PM   #16
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install rrdtool from the source or install rrdtool AND it's devel ( dev) with your fav. package manager
yum search rrdtool
yum install rrdtool-devel rrdtool
----as for ntop ----
CentOS and fedora use yum so install that 3d party repo then run
-- this example is on fedora 9 --
su -
( your root password )
yum install ntop
Setting up Install Process
Parsing package install arguments
Resolving Dependencies
--> Running transaction check
---> Package ntop.i386 0:3.3.8-1.fc9 set to be updated
--> Processing Dependency: for package: ntop
--> Running transaction check
---> Package rrdtool.i386 0:1.3.4-2.fc9 set to be updated
--> Finished Dependency Resolution

Dependencies Resolved

 Package         Arch         Version             Repository              Size 
 ntop            i386         3.3.8-1.fc9         updates-newkey          1.8 M
Installing for dependencies:
 rrdtool         i386         1.3.4-2.fc9         updates-newkey          392 k

Transaction Summary
Install      2 Package(s)         
Update       0 Package(s)         
Remove       0 Package(s)         

Total download size: 2.1 M
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Old 11-30-2008, 05:59 AM   #17
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Originally Posted by JRink View Post
If I run "./configure", then i get this error, "configure: error: Unable to find RRD at /usr/local/rrdtool: please use --with-rrd-home=DIR"

but I have NO /usr/local/rrdtool file, but I did find a /usr/bin/rrdtool file.
For some reason the ntop configuration looks for rrdtool under /usr/local, but since you have the executable rrdtool in /usr/bin, most likely you have rrdtool already installed and it's located under /usr.

But this is not enough. To compile a package which depends on rrdtool, you need the rrdtool's development package, which contains all the necessary libraries and headers files.

So: 1) check if you actually have rrdtool and rrdtool-devel installed
rpm -qa | grep rrdtool
2) eventually install the rrdtool development package
yum install rrdtool-devel
3) Then try to configure ntop again, eventually by passing the option
as suggested by the error message.


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