[Xymon] error installing rpm xymon-client-4.3.24-1.el6.x86_64

J.C. Cleaver cleaver at terabithia.org
Sun Nov 29 18:27:18 CET 2015

On Sun, November 29, 2015 6:03 am, Michael Resnick wrote:
> This is on a server with no Internet access, so I copied the 3 rpms as
> shown below.
> relevant portion seems to be 
> Error in PREIN scriptlet in rpm package xymon-client-4.3.24-1.el6.x86_64
> xymon logfetch requires group 'adm' to be present first
> error: %pre(xymon-client-4.3.24-1.el6.x86_64) scriptlet failed, exit
> status 1
> error:   install: %pre scriptlet failed (2), skipping
> xymon-client-4.3.24-1.el6
> Any help appreciated.


When creating the 'xymon' user, the RPM adds it to the 'adm' group
(traditionally used for administrative log scanning). If the standard
'adm' group has been removed from the system it'll fail, so it's scanned
for in %pre.

To remove this check, rebuild the SRPM with the "--without logreader"
option: rpmbuild -ba --without logreader xymon-4.3.24-1.el6.src.rpm. You
can also adjust the 'logReaderGroup' value to something appropriate for
your system.

If it's just a one-off or test, you can also add the group, do the
install, then remove it as well.



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