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Zabbix 1.8 on CentOS 5

For those who want or need to build Zabbix 1.8 on CentOS 5: there is an excellent RPM Spec file available at Andrew Farley’s blog. He’s also been kind enough to host a series of precompiled RPM packages.

If you look at the changelog you might find yours truly. I’ve contributed a patch to add a couple of dependencies and to fix a couple of bugs. So I thought I should share.

First of all the RPM Spec file:

If you’d like to compile your own packages you might follow this guide:

# yum groupinstall "Development Tools"
# yum install rpmdevtools
# rpmdev-setuptree

To compile for your running architecture:

# rpmbuild -bb --clean zabbix.spec

Or if you’d like to build for a specific architecture:

# rpmbuild -bb --clean --target i686 zabbix.spec

After the compile process you’ll find the RPM files in the following directory:

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  1. Tom Tom

    Thanks for sharing!

  2. Hi Tom,

    My name is Sandeep and I work in the marketing department of Packt Publishing.

    I came across your weblog through Google search and noticed your blogs on Zabbix. Therefore I would like to inform you that we have just published a book titled Zabbix 1.8 Network Monitoring by Rihards Olups, a system analyst at Zabbix, SIA.

    I am currently in the process of searching for particular experts on Network monitoring and Zabbix, who could review this book. A review (which is expected maximum within 30 days after receiving the book) is simply few lines about your thoughts, comments and what you achieved from the book, and it has to be posted on your blog with a link pointing back to our book page.

    Would you be interested in working with me on this? If yes, than I’d be happy to place an order for the electronic review copy of the book for you. For this, you’d have to forward me your shipping details.

    Looking forward to your email.

    Thank You,

  3. Tom Tom

    Hi Sandeep,

    I’d be delighted to help you out on this.
    I will send you an email to discuss further details.


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