[HOWTO] Fedora Core 7 Cacti Installation

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warnesj
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[HOWTO] Fedora Core 7 Cacti Installation

#1 Post by warnesj » Wed Oct 31, 2007 1:33 am

Hey all, I took inspiration from bpowers7 who did a RHES4 Cacti installation from start to finish (http://forums.cacti.net/viewtopic.php?t=13193) and spent some time documenting the installation of a Cacti system from scratch using Fedora Core 7 all with packages and Yum. Unfortunately it's at a bad time because the document is based on Cacti 0.8.6j (because that's the latest one still available on the Fedora Core Yum distribution servers). But I hope some find it useful.

I'll try and keep it up to date, but it's huge! I'm looking for comments, content suggestion changes, spelling errors ;).

Thanks.
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#2 Post by cal » Tue Nov 13, 2007 11:20 am

Hi Warnesj

Thanks heaps for this user guide, i'm going to give it a spin this week.
Im a linux novice, been trying to get it working on SLES10 to no avail.

cheers!

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#3 Post by warnesj » Tue Nov 13, 2007 11:42 am

You're welcome, hopefully it works okay for you. Now that Fedora Core 8 is out and Cacti 0.8.7 is on the Fedora Yum repositories I'll be making an updated document the them shortly.

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#4 Post by brokentongue » Sat Jan 26, 2008 5:16 pm

Thanks a million warnesj :D

Your guide is awesome.

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#5 Post by gandalf » Mon Jan 28, 2008 10:52 am

I will analyze your document. In case I find it useful, would it be possible to have the raw data formatted as an SGML document? It the would be integrated into plain cacti documentation at least starting with the next release.
To be honest, I lately ported a Windows Installattion instruction from html to SGML. Took me a whole day of hard work.
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#6 Post by warnesj » Fri Feb 01, 2008 4:06 pm

I'm glad you liked the document. :) It took me a bit of time to get it polished.

I haven't ported documents to SGML. I made it in OpenOffice and modified some of the images in Gimp. I'll take a look in OpenOffice to see if there is an easy way to do it. But if you get tired of waiting for me I've ZIPed up the OpenOffice document and the raw images I used and posted them here for ya.

As an FYI, I'm working on a Fedora Core 8 version of this document too.
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#7 Post by gandalf » Sat Feb 02, 2008 1:22 pm

What about posting it to the documentation site as a pdf in the meantime?
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#8 Post by warnesj » Mon Feb 04, 2008 9:48 am

I created an account on the documentation site but I'm unable to post anything. I'm probably doing something wrong, or the security is set such that new accounts cannot post (which makes sense).

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#9 Post by vadenasy » Wed Dec 09, 2009 6:29 am

Can you use the same code and commands that you use to set up Red Hat Fedora server to set up Ubuntu server? I have Ubuntu 7.04 server running on an older comp. i have and im trying to teach myself how to get a web server running. I've got a lot of info off of the web, but i also came across the Red Hat Fedora and Enterprise Linux Bible 4 . I wanted to know if i could use that to work on my Ubuntu 7.04 server?
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#10 Post by warnesj » Wed Dec 09, 2009 9:32 am

Geesh, here's an old post come'n back to life. :)

I don't use Ubuntu but my understanding is that they use apt for their package management so all the package names are most likely different, also I don't know if the directory structure is similar so the configuration files may be in different locations. In short, you can use some of the "theories" here as a guide, but you can't use this document as a way to install Cacti on Ubuntu.

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