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Old 09-25-2007, 02:52 AM   #1
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1. I have post this question afew week ago, but the answer cannot help me. Ok, i am on RHEL AS 4 OS, i want to install cacti software( to this OS, i try already to install it, but need so many "depandency" software like mysql,php,rrdtool,net-snmp... than i follow what it said and install those software, one thing make me so headache is when i install mysql than this mysql required another software...... em really2 not user friendly i am very disappointed to this software "cacti". If you know please tell me what should i install all the .RPM, please show here, than i download from web and install it. I already "full" install my RHLE AS 4, than i try to install cacti(cacti-0.8.6.rh9.i386.rpm) but come out error need "rrdtool..." !

cacti need which .RPM please list All of them

Thank you.
Old 09-26-2007, 12:22 AM   #2
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i am not sure whats wrong with cacti or your installation but you for sure trapped in "RPM Hell".You are running RHEL 4 AS then why dont you install mysql server from CD itself? I think you need to install mysql server from Addon CD.(by default,RHEL installs only mysql client)
Please update your system through RHEL CD 1 and choose what to install carefully.All the packages you are mentioning(except RRD-tools),including net-snmp and php are shipped with RHEL.

Please update your system v v carefully before starting installing cacti.

I work with NagiOS so i may not be v useful with cacti case.
Old 09-26-2007, 10:26 AM   #3
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Can't you just do a yum install cacti ? or is cacti not available in the RedHat repositories ?

If you can let the package manager take care of the dependencies for you it should go pretty smooth.. That's one reason I switched from an RPM based distro to Debian a few years back, although I though RedHat would have a handle on that issue by now.

it-etch:~# aptitude search cacti
p   cacti                                            - Frontend to rrdtool for monitoring systems and services
p   cacti-cactid                                     - Multi-Threading poller for cacti

To get a complete list of dependencies you can use rpm to query the package..
rpm -qpR cacti-0.8.6.rh9.i386.rpm

you may also be able to use -aid to resolve your dependency problem.. read this link.


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