[smokeping-users] Smokeping not working as intended on Raspbian

Jake Hall jake at thegeek.info
Wed Jan 28 23:57:21 CET 2015

Hi Eric,

I just ran attempted to locate a smokeping config file and found it hasn't been created automatically by the apt-get process, which is a little strange - no? This was a fresh Raspbian installation so I am a little unsure as to how it has happened. 

I think tried to generate some example files via commandline using smokeping --gen-examples, got a separate File not found this time

pi at raspberrypi ~ $ smokeping --gen-examples
Generating example files...
open template configuration file ../etc/config.dist for reading: No such file or directory at /usr/share/perl5/Smokeping/Examples.pm line 74.


Am I missing something really fundamental here?


---- On Wed, 28 Jan 2015 22:17:19 +0000 Eric Brander <mailinglists at rednarb.com> wrote ---- 

On Wed, Jan 28, 2015 at 2:37 PM, Jake Hall <jake at thegeek.info> wrote:

Hi all,

I am trying to setup Smokeping on my Raspberry Pi to monitor some services local to our household, and I have come across a problem (with a fresh install of Raspbian and Apache). I installed using apt within the console

First and foremost, running smokeping --debug within console throws the following error:

pi at raspberrypi ~ $ sudo smokeping --debug
ERROR: loading smokeping configuration file /usr/sbin/../etc/config: No such file or directory



Stopping right there. Anything beyond this message is irelevent until this is resolved. Edit smokeping in the bin folder and make sure Smokeping::main("path/to/conf/file"); has the right path and file name! I have smokeping installed in /opt there for /opt/smokeping/bin/smokeping has an entry in it that looks like Smokeping::main("/opt/smokeping/etc/smokeping.conf"); because I have my conf file saved in /opt/smokeping/etc/. Another option is to tell smokeping where your config file is on the command line. RTFM for that syntax.

You may want to check this in smokeping.fcgi as well. It's critical they all point to the correct config file. 


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