[sf-lug] Nagios on CentOS (perl-Net-SNMP vs. perl-net-snmp)

Bill Teeple bill at teeple.tv
Fri Jun 13 13:19:14 PDT 2008

CPAN is nice, but a pre-compiled RPM is nicer.  CPAN is for those  
console jockies who enjoy compiling the code from hand - I find it to  
be a bit intimidating to use (just my opinion - don't flame me).

yum install perl-Net-SNMP

Case Sensitive!

Also - you might need to grab fro DAG repository/site:


PS - the only reason why I suggest the above, is because you said you  
installed the net-snmp-perl package, but I know it as something  
different - hence the above: perl-Net-SNMP nomenclature

On Jun 13, 2008, at 12:21 PM, Tom Haddon wrote:

> Hi Folks,
> Hoping there may be a RH/CentOS guru out there who can help me figure
> out what I'm missing here - I'm all at sea...
> I'm trying to install nagios on a CentOS 4.6 server. I've added the
> rpmforge repo per:
> http://wiki.centos.org/AdditionalResources/Repositories/RPMForge
> I'm now trying to install nagios per:
> http://wiki.centos.org/HowTos/Nagios
> The first step (having correctly enabled the repos is:
> yum [update|install] nagios nagios-plugins nagios-devel
> nagios-plugins-nrpe
> I get the following:
> Error: Missing Dependency: perl(Net::SNMP) is needed by package
> nagios-plugins
> I've installed net-snmp-perl (net-snmp-perl-5.1.2-11.el4_6.11.3), but
> it's still complaining that it doesn't have the right package. I've
> looked online and I can see that a package potentially matching the  
> name
> better is available here:
> http://dag.wieers.com/rpm/packages/perl-Net-SNMP/
> But from what I can see, I should already have access to that repo,  
> and
> I'd rather not manually install a package without knowing what I've
> configured wrongly.
> Any ideas?
> Thanks, Tom
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