[rrd-users] RRDTool 1.3.x for CentOS 4.x (repost due to lost msg)

Bernard Li bernard at vanhpc.org
Thu Sep 25 21:10:57 CEST 2008

Hi Rich:

On Thu, Sep 25, 2008 at 11:20 AM, Richard D Alloway
<ralloway at winbeam.com> wrote:

> I'm locked into using CentOS 4.x right now (corporate policy) but need the new
> Holt-Winters features for a project I'm working on.
> Does anyone have a binary (static build, rpm, anything) or a successful guide
> to installing RRDTool 1.3.x on CentOS 4.x?  Oh, and to add insult to injury,
> yum is not an option (again, policy, don't ask)... but I can install via rpm,
> non-rpm binary or source manually.
> I tried to follow the instructions (rrdbuild docs), but there is a problem with
> some of the packages (at least on my system) and I haven't been able to get
> everything to compile.
> In short, fontconfig fails to build, cairo then complains about no font
> backends, and pango fails due to no backend.
> As a little background, I've compiled RRDTool from source many times in the
> past and have been compiling packages from source on unix/linux for about 14
> years, so I *THINK* I've covered most of the obvious issues.
> Any help would be appreciated! :)

I was able to build rrdtool 1.3.3 on CentOS 4.x.  The RPMs and all the
dependencies are available here:


I built the rrdtool RPM with the following command:

rpmbuild -ba --define "_without_php 1" --define "_without_tcl 1"
--define "_without_ruby 1" --define "_without_python 1"

I had to manually fix the spec file from the tarball since it has some
wrong references to the release version/prefix, etc.

If you have any questions, please feel free to let me know.



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