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Old 05-09-2007, 09:21 AM   #1
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Trouble installing opennms on Fedora core 3

Arhhhhhhhhhhh. hi there thi sis driving me insane.

I am new to Linux, have a fair bit of Unix knowledge though. I am trying to set-up opennms as I have heard it rocks.

Having installed postgres 8.x and rrdtool I get the error saying that rrdtool is not present. Looking at the forums I have tried yum install opn the rpm only to get the error:

missing dep: rrdtool for pkg opennms

Please help as I am going mad.

Many thanks

Chris G
Old 05-09-2007, 12:48 PM   #2
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FC3 is kind of old now.

How did you install rrdtool? From a repository through Yum, or did you download the rpm separately?
Old 05-10-2007, 01:59 AM   #3
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I used rrdtool-1.2.23.tar to install from

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You may need to run ldconfig after installing from source.
Old 05-12-2007, 02:24 AM   #5
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The OpenNMS training was very good. But the documentation is in hard back form. However there is a VMware image of OpenNMS on source forge that you can run on your laptop either linux or windoz. See the last line of the page
It takes a lot of room to un-tar the file but is easy to configure.
You’ll need the VMware player download of course.

Once you untar the file there are directions to modify the /opt/opennms/etc/snmpconfig & discovery something or else.

As for a full blown install follow the directions on the web.

CentOS4 and install Postgresql . I use CentOS4 as patching is free.

JAVA JDK 6u1 which is the SE package If you are doing rpm build get jdk-6u1-linux-i586-rpm.bin

get the core tar.gz file apache-tomcat-6.0.10.tar
un-tar it in the /var/usr directory and link it to /opt/tomcat ln –s /opt/tomcat Then /opt/tomcat/bin/ to start it.

use wget and the rrdtool rpm, perl rrdtool rpm, php rrdtool rpm, rrdtool devel rpm
I go to the site and copy the rpm link location then wget paste the link.
rpm –Uhv * to install all the files

get the unstable version for the distro you use. I use centos 4 as I can get patches for free.

Call or e-mail if you need help.



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