How to Add Linux Host to Nagios Monitoring Server Using NRPE Plugin

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478 Responses

  1. rasmita says:

    make: *** No rule to make target `install-daemon-config‘. Stop.
    You have new mail in /var/spool/mail/root
    [[email protected]]# make install-xinetd
    make: *** No rule to make target `install-xinetd’. Stop.
    [[email protected] nrpe-3.0]# make install-inetd
    No inetd file to install
    make: *** [install-
    getting above error

    • Ravi Saive says:


      Please install all needed packages for Nagios to compile as shown.

      # yum install -y gcc glibc glibc-common gd gd-devel make net-snmp openssl-devel xinetd
  2. Partha Sarathi Dash says:

    I downloaded nrpe plugin tarball on nagios server and extracted it in /root/nagios/. Now when I am going inside that directory and running ./configure it is giving me these error. Can any one help me!!!

    checking for Kerberos include files... configure: WARNING: could not find include files
    checking for pkg-config... pkg-config
    checking for SSL headers... configure: error: Cannot find ssl headers
    • Ravi Saive says:


      Please first install required libraries on your Linux distribution you are using.

      [[email protected]]# yum install -y gcc glibc glibc-common gd gd-devel make net-snmp openssl-devel
  3. Ravat Tailor says:

    Hi, How can I provide remote server port in host.cfg file.

  4. ajay says:
    $ sudo yum install gcc glibc glibc-common gd gd-devel make net-snmp openssl-devel xinetd unzip

    this command shows:

    Loaded plugins: product-id, refresh-packagekit, subscription-manager
    Updating Red Hat repositories.
    Setting up Install Process
    No package gd available.
    No package gd-devel available.
    No package openssl-devel available.
    Nothing to do

    what it means?

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