Switching updates to automatic

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Switching updates to automatic

Postby mfriedman1 » Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:52 pm

I'd like to set up my Nagios (pretty straightforward CentOS 6) so that it receives updates from automatically from the repository instead of having to build them from source.

Can I just set up the repository and go ahead? There are instructions on how to switch from repo to source, but not the other way around. Thanks.
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Re: Switching updates to automatic

Postby jomann » Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:05 pm

Where were you looking to install the repo from? The issue is going to be that they they tend to package the rpm or deb or whatever type of file dependent on the operating system. So it's likely that if you install Nagios Core from a repo it will end up in /opt instead of /usr/local.

If you do this I would recommend you backup the whole /usr/local/nagios directory somewhere (not in /tmp) just in case.

IF you create a backup of your configs, perfdata (if you have any) and remove Nagios Core, install the new repo, install Nagios Core, and then move your configs and any other items you backed up into the new etc and share directories you should be good to go.
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