how to solve the errors in make install nagios centOS8

as i was following a tutorial i got a error coming in make install as such "cd ./base && make install make[1]: Entering directory ‘/root/nagios/nagios-4.0.8/base’ make install-basic make[2]: Entering directory ‘/root/nagios/nagios-4.0.8/base’ /usr/bin/install -c -m 775 -o nagios -g nagios -d /usr/local/nagios/bin /usr/bin/install: invalid user ‘nagios’ make[2]: *** [Makefile:183: install-basic] Error 1 make[2]: Leaving directory ‘/root/nagios/nagios-4.0.8/base’ make[1]: *** [Makefile:176: install] Error 2 make[1]: Leaving directory ‘/root/nagios/nagios-4.0.8/base’ make: *** [Makefile:234: install] Error " open to solutions

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Hi, It looks like an issue related to user nagios. What is a result of executing command

id nagios


BTW. Unless you need to have version 4.0.8, you can install nagios (version 4.4.5) from epel repository using standard method (dnf) in CentOS 8.

Hello there,

In addition to what has already been mentioned, I wanted to point out that CentOS Linux 8 has reached End Of Life (EOL) on December 31st, 2021.

I would strongly recommend planning either migration to another OS like Debian or Ubuntu, or upgrading to CentOS Stream.

I personally believe that the safest way to do this is to follow these steps here:

  • Spin up a new Droplet with the desired OS
  • Install the necessary services (webserver, sql server, etc.)
  • After that using rsync for example copy over your files and migrate your databases
  • Then test your website and server fully to make sure that everything is working as expected
  • Finally, change your DNS to point to the new Droplet

Regards, Alex

Hi @bhagi422,

It’s possible you don’t have the proper packages installed and thus it fails. You need to install the following packages in order to be able to install Nagios

dnf install gcc glibc glibc-common wget gd gd-devel perl

Additionally, make sure you use the proper configure command like so

# ./configure --with-command-group=nagcmd
# make all
# make install
# make install-init
# make install-daemoninit
# make install-config
# make install-commandmode
# make install-exfoliation

Regards, KFSys