[rrd-users] Trying to build rrdtool 1.4.1 on RedHat EL4
ulf at openlane.com
Tue Nov 3 00:38:08 CET 2009
> -----Original Message-----
> From: William R. Lorenz [mailto:wrl at express.org]
> Sent: Monday, November 02, 2009 3:35 PM
> To: Ulf Zimmermann
> Cc: rrd-users at lists.oetiker.ch
> Subject: Re: [rrd-users] Trying to build rrdtool 1.4.1 on RedHat EL4
> Hi Ulf,
> On Mon, 2 Nov 2009, Ulf Zimmermann wrote:
> > I am looking at building RRDtool 1.4.1 for our EL4 environment.
> > the spec file which was included in the source tar of 1.4.1, it has
> > certain requirements:
> The .spec file was designed for RHEL5 and above. The last version of
> rrdtool I backported to the RHEL4 platform was the latest in 1.2.x.
> For the 1.3.x and 1.4.x branches, there were just too many dependencies
> and version requirements to reasonably compile those properly for
> > Pango >= 1.14
> > Intltool >= 0.35.0
> > Both these are not provided by RedHat in a recent enough version, nor
> > are they available in for example rpmforge. Can anyone point me to
> > exact reasons for requiring the above versions? Would it be possible
> > change the .spec to the lower version, which could cause
> The rrdtool sources says that "last tested version of pangocairo is
> So, I was perhaps a bit lenient with the pango 1.14 version, but I've
> found that it works well. As for the intltool version, I believe that
> the lowest common denominator in the RHEL5 and above installed
> There's a thread on rrdtool 1.3.x on RHEL4 here:
> however, I'd encourage you to update to RHEL5 for the newer branches.
I wished it were so easy ... I got about 250 or so EL4 machines and upgrading them aint gonna happen any time soon.
I was mainly looking at rrdtool 1.4.1 because of rrdcached to be used in conjunction with collectd. Currently we have a large number of virtual machines and running collectd inside of those, each has about 75KB/sec writing due to writing to rrd files.
> Hope this helps,
> William R. Lorenz
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