[Xymon] Debian 9 stretch

Axel Beckert abe at debian.org
Fri Sep 28 14:19:03 CEST 2018


On Thu, Sep 27, 2018 at 05:08:19PM -0600, trever at tandj.org wrote:
> Trying to install Xymon on Debian 9 and it is failing do to missing package
> librrd2-dev.

Huh? Which packages did you try to install? The official ones from
Debian's apt repositories? (They don't have a dependency on
librrd2-dev, just on librrd8, and the according build-dependency is

Or did you try to build (and not install) xymon locally? (If so: Why?)

> This package is not available in the apt repository.

No more. librrd2-dev was removed from Debian in 2008, i.e. 10 years
ago. Seems as if you got either an horribly outdated package or some
outdated installation documentation.

> The instructions that are available talk about installing on Debian
> 6 Squeeze. Are there update instructions anywhere?

To which documentation do you refer? To
https://www.xymon.com/help/install.html#commondebian6? That's
definitely outdated. As seem many of the documentation for installing
on Linux and BSD.

Anyway: If you're on Debian 9 Stretch: Just do "apt install xymon" and
you get the (currently) latest Xymon stable release from the official
Debian repositories, guaranteed to play well with other packages from
Debian Stable. No need to compile them yourself or use any 3rd party
apt repositories.

    Kind regards, Axel (with Debian xymon package maintainer hat on)
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