Gutsy : Install Nagios2 via apt : any success ?

Brian McKee brian.mckee at
Mon May 26 21:04:04 UTC 2008

On Mon, May 26, 2008 at 5:41 AM, Philippe Didier
<pdidier at> wrote:
> (Ubuntu Gutsy - Mysql5 running / Apache2 running)
> Hi,
> I try to install nagios2 via Synaptic. This looks OK, no error messages.
> But http://localhost/nagios is still a no-no : page not found.
> Package installed : nagios2 / nagios2-common / nagios2-plugin-basic
> All the documentations I found is about installing nagios from source.
> Is there anybody who managed to install it via Synaptic ?
> Any help greatly appreciated.

While I haven't done it from apt, or version 2 for that matter,  the
thing with Nagios was always that it wouldn't work 'as shipped' - you
have to do at least some configuration to get output at all.  Take a
look at the source install instructions and just start right after the
'make install' step :-)

Version 1 required altering apache configs, setting up paths to the
various executables required and editing nagios.conf
While it's possible that apache and path settings were done by apt,  I
doubt nagios.conf is useable out of the box.  There are too many
different ways to use it, with too many different network styles
around for a one size fits all starting point.


PS  The nagios mailing list was helpful when I was last on it....  if
I did my homework first.

I know that's a bit of a flippant answer, but the docs on-line should
help you get started.

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