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Old 09-05-2008, 02:48 AM   #1
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Thumbs up problem with make install

I just extracted nagios and executed the commands below

1. ./configure
2.make all
3.make install

when i give the first two commands, it worked but when i gave the third command then the following output came

cd ./base && make install
make[1]: Entering directory `/data01/sources/nagios-2.11/base'
make install-basic
make[2]: Entering directory `/data01/sources/nagios-2.11/base'
/usr/bin/install -c -m 775 -o nagios -g nagios -d /data01/monitoring/nagios/bin
/usr/bin/install: invalid user `nagios'
make[2]: *** [install-basic] Error 1
make[2]: Leaving directory `/data01/sources/nagios-2.11/base'
make[1]: *** [install] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory `/data01/sources/nagios-2.11/base'
make: *** [install] Error 2

What may be the error. I thing that make install command is not working as the rpm for it is not installed.

How to overcome this problem?

Please suggest any solution to overcome this problem.

Old 09-05-2008, 02:55 AM   #2
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try adding a user nagios with group nagios.
and then do the make install.
Old 09-05-2008, 03:05 AM   #3
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Thanks for your suggestion. It worked.


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