[CentOS] Nagios installation problem

Paul Heinlein heinlein at madboa.com
Fri Nov 5 18:30:53 UTC 2010

On Sat, 6 Nov 2010, Ben McGinnes wrote:

> Hello,
> 	Has anyone managed a successful installation of Nagios using 
> the RPMForge packages on CentOS 5.5? [....]
> The SELinux policies look fine (I tend to ignore instructions to 
> permanently disable SELinux, if I'm not using SELinux then there's 
> no reason not to return to Slackware):

I've had trouble getting Nagios runtime files to work and play well 
with SELinux. In particular, the pid file, /var/nagios/nagios.pid, is 
created with a generic var_t type rather than the necessary 
nagios_var_run_t type, so I've tweaked system policy a bit:

semanage fcontext -a -t nagios_var_run_t "/var/nagios/nagios\.pid"

Paul Heinlein <> heinlein at madboa.com <> http://www.madboa.com/

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