[smokeping-users] Smokeping on fedora10

Guy Lajeunesse glajeunesse at gmail.com
Tue Feb 3 19:33:44 CET 2009

See >> below...

On 2/3/09, Jonte Regnéll
<jonte+smokeping at yojimbo.org<jonte%2Bsmokeping at yojimbo.org>>
> Hi Guy,
> > Thanks Jonte!!  It's practically working! :)
> Excellent.
> > I'm just having problems with permissions on the folder that keeps the
> > data.  Also, the images that appear on the smokeping page (counter) all I
> > get are x's where the pictures(graphs) should be... I checked the apache
> > error logs... gonna have to work on that.
> >
> > My _chartscache is located here:  /var/www/html/smokeping/img  when I put
> > a test html file, I get error 403.. so I know it's a permission problem.
> >
> > If anyone has some recommendations, I'd be glad to hear them... but I'll
> > be trying to figure it all out anyways...
> >
> > Thanks for all your help... the rpm was nice and easy :)  I started to
> > manually install, ./configure etc.. man.. way too many dependencies, then
> > more dependencies to get other dependencies to work!! wtf! :P  he he..
> Good to hear you found the RPM useful. I do think you have a slightly
> mixed configuration at the moment. Your "_chartscache_", which I presume
> is the "_imgcache_" variable in your config, makes me think you haven't
> given up your old hand rolled attempt completely.
> The location you list above would on a normal server end up as
> http://localhost/smokeping/img assuming your webroot is /var/www/html.
> When you installed the RPM you get an apache application config file
> installed into /etc/httpd/conf.d called smokeping. It will configure
> your apache server how to work with the installed smokeping setup.
> Unless you have edited this file, and I will for the time being assume
> that you haven't, there is an Alias that point /smokeping to
> /usr/share/smokeping/htdocs and there is no img folder in there which is
> why you see the 403 error.
> You prob want to create the proper fqdn URL to the last two redirect
> statements here, but it's really more of old legacy support.
> Try starting over from scratch and rename all the *.rpmnew files to there
> original name, it should start working easily after you provide the basic
> changes to this like the actual fqdn part of the cgiurl, Owner and contact
> etc.
> When you are done the URL for your installation should be
> http://your.fqdn.goes.here.com/smokeping/sm.cgi
> Please remember that smokeping works in two steps. You have the collector
> which does all the work, it stores it in rrdtool databases. The last and
> final step is the web interface which just creates the graphs you are
> asking it for.
> You might want to enable the process to launch on startup
> "/sbin/chkconfig smokeping on" And to test to launch it once you changed
> your config to what you think it should be "/sbin/services smokeping
> start"
> as the sm.cgi script reads the config file too and starting the service is
> a good way to make sure the syntax is of the file is correct.

>> I try to put what you typed below into the smokeping.conf file, but then
I can't get to the page.

>>Where exactly does it go?  Between <Directory "/usr/share/smokeping"> and
</Directory> ?

>>Can you give me an example?  Otherwise, everything looks great right now

BTW another issue, you might want to speed up the page with mod_perl.
> Just "yum install mod_perl" and you've done the hard part. Then in the
> conf.d/smokeping file you need to add this to the "<Directory
> "/usr/share/smokeping" >" declaration.
> ---
> SetHandler perl-script
> PerlResponseHandler ModPerl::Registry
> PerlOptions +ParseHeaders
> ---
> Please notice that with mod_perl (as for any cgi speedup process) you will
> need to restart the webserver (as well as the normal need to restart
> smokeping) before any changes to your "config" file takes effect. So apply
> it only once your done making changes to your smokeping setup.
> YMMV but I hope that someone finds this helpful, enjoy and good luck.
> Regards,
> Jonte.
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