[CentOS] missing Nagios dependencies: how to fix on yum?

O. T. Suarez otsuarez at gmail.com
Thu Jun 28 22:43:15 UTC 2007

I installed nagios 2.9 on Centos 4 using the dag repository:
name=CentOS-4 Dag's
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here's the info:

rpm -qi nagios
Name        : nagios                       Relocations: (not relocatable)
Version     : 2.9                               Vendor: Dag Apt
Repository, http                     ://dag.wieers.com/apt/
Release     : 1.el4.rf                      Build Date: Sun 15 Apr
2007 02:57:33                      PM ART
Install Date: Fri 22 Jun 2007 12:09:56 PM ART      Build Host:
lisse.leuven.wiee                     rs.com
Group       : Applications/System           Source RPM:
nagios-2.9-1.el4.rf.src.                     rpm
Size        : 4972761                          License: GPL
Signature   : DSA/SHA1, Mon 16 Apr 2007 06:01:49 AM ART, Key ID a20e52146b8d79e6
Packager    : Dag Wieers <dag at wieers.com>
URL         : http://www.nagios.org/
Summary     : Open Source host, service and network monitoring program
Description :
Nagios is an application, system and network monitoring application.
It can escalate problems by email, pager or any other medium. It is
also useful for incident or SLA reporting.

Nagios is written in C and is designed as a background process,
intermittently running checks on various services that you specify.

The actual service checks are performed by separate "plugin" programs
which return the status of the checks to Nagios. The plugins are
located in the nagios-plugins package.


On 6/28/07, Jim Perrin <jperrin at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 6/28/07, RR <scubacuda at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I then followed the CentOS 4 instructions at
> > http://wiki.centos.org/Repositories/RPMForge but "yum
> > install nagios" gives me the following error.
> >
> >
> > [root at nagios-server tmp]# yum install nagios
> > Loading "protectbase" plugin
> > Setting up Install Process
> > Setting up repositories
> > Reading repository metadata in from local files
> > 81 packages excluded due to repository protections
> > Parsing package install arguments
> > Resolving Dependencies
> > --> Populating transaction set with selected packages. Please wait.
> > ---> Package nagios.i386 0:2.9-1.el5.rf set to be updated
> See how it still has the .el5.rf in there? Yum is still pulling in the
> el5 packages. Double check your /etc/yum.repos.d/rpmforge.repo file to
> see if it spells out version 5. Also you will likely have to clear the
> yum cache. 'yum clean all' should do the trick.
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