[Xymon] Xymon 4.3.10 released - bugfixes and inode checks

Johan Sjöberg Johan.Sjoberg at deltamanagement.se
Tue Oct 16 14:55:44 CEST 2012


I wanted to upgrade the client on a Debian (Squeeze) machine, to get inode monitoring. I uninstalled the official xymon-client package, and installed the deb package from sourceforge. It seems like there is some problem with config files, or the parsing of them. I set the xymon servers setting during the packages installation, and this was correctly set in /etc/default/xymon-client, but when I started the client using the "/debian/xymon-client.init" from the source tarball (shouldn't this init script be included in the deb?), the client just tries to connect to itself. After manually setting the XYMSRV variable to and the XYMSERVRS variable to the correct servers, in /etc/xymon/xymonclient.cfg, the client is able to report to the servers.
Shouldn't it be enough to just set the servers during install (or in /etc/default/xymon-client), or am I doing something wrong? Another thing that I was curious about is how the files in /var/run/xymon are generated, and what their purpose is.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: xymon-bounces at xymon.com [mailto:xymon-bounces at xymon.com]
> On Behalf Of Henrik Størner
> Sent: den 6 augusti 2012 15:59
> To: Xymon mailinglist
> Subject: [Xymon] Xymon 4.3.10 released - bugfixes and inode checks
> Hi,
> looking for a fresh beginning of the week ? Or perhaps an easy job to get
> going after the summer holidays ?
> Then upgrading to Xymon version 4.3.10 is just the thing for You. It is of
> course the best Xymon version ever released, and is just what you need to
> keep your systems happy. Grab it from
> http://sourceforge.net/projects/xymon/files/Xymon/4.3.10/
> The "killer feature" of this release is the addition (finally!) of inode-
> checking on all major platforms: Linux, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, OSX, Solaris,
> HP/UX and AIX.
> The build scripts have been vetted thoroughly, and Xymon 4.3.10 will build
> without any problems on Debian Linux, RHEL Linux, Ubuntu Linux, Fedora
> Linux, FreeBSD, OpenBSD and Solaris. If you run into problems, have a look
> at the new, detailed instructions on building Xymon on various platforms,
> available at
> http://www.xymon.com/xymon/help/install.html#commonsystems - it will
> tell you everything you need to know about what pre-requisites are
> required, and what special options you may need to configure.
> And to prove it, you can now download pre-built versions of Xymon for
> most platforms directly from Sourceforge. There is also a demo-installation
> VM image available, if you'd like to try it out first.
> (One note about the RPM-packages: They don't handle all issues
> automatically; you can use them, but some manual setup will probably be
> needed to fix SELinux issues and such. More advanced RPM-packages are
> available at http://terabithia.org/rpms/xymon/ although 4.3.10 isn't there
> yet).
> Regards,
> Henrik
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