Tuesday, March 27, 2012

RRDtool 1.4.7 in ubuntu 10.04

Install RRDtool
Run the following commands as superuser:
sudo su
apt-get install libpango1.0-dev libxml2-dev
wget http://oss.oetiker.ch/rrdtool/pub/rrdtool-1.4.7.tar.gz
tar -zxvf rrdtool-1.4.7.tar.gz
cd rrdtool-1.4.7
mkdir /tmp/rrdbuild
export BUILD_DIR=/tmp/rrdbuild
mkdir /opt/rrdtool-1.4.7
export INSTALL_DIR=/opt/rrdtool-1.4.7
./configure –prefix=$INSTALL_DIR ; make ; make install
RRDtool is now installed in /opt/rrdtool-1.4.7

Setting up php5-RRDtool bindings
apt-get install php5-cli php5-dev
mkdir -p /usr/local/src/php-5.3.5/ext
cd /usr/local/src/php-5.3.5/ext
wget http://oss.oetiker.ch/rrdtool/pub/contrib/php_rrdtool.tar.gz
tar -zxvf php_rrdtool.tar.gz
cd rrdtool
./configure –with-rrdtool=/opt/rrdtool-1.4.7 –with-php-config=/usr/bin/php-config
make install
In /etc/php5/cli/php.ini, scroll down to “Dynamic Extensions” and add this line:
Make sure there’s no PHP warning or error:
php -v
To confirm module is loaded, find rrdtool from the output of:
php –m

Reconfigure Cacti.
Click console- settings, in generals tab, make sure RRDTool Utility Version is 1.4x. And in path tabs, RRDTool Binary Path = /opt/rrdtool-1.4.7/bin/rrdtool
Cacti - settings

source : http://www.jaredlog.com/?p=1308 


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