bcm_hyperic
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x libs on debian

just wanted to note for the record that getting the x libs required for metric charting was a little more complicated for me than described in the installation docs. i'm using debian 3.1 - no idea what the cute name for that is - and had to apt-get install the libxp6, libxt6, libxtst6, and libx11-6 packages. now all is good. thanks for a smooth install procedure!
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DreadPirateFlin
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I agree that the install procedure went very, very smoothly. I ran into a few snags that I'll document here too. I'm running Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES release 4, on a 8 node cluster running tomcat 5.0, apache 1.3.33 and PostgreSQL 8.0(.4?). The first problem I ran into was straight out of the gate, getting the install JVM to run correctly. My /tmp/ directory isn't set up for execute permissions. I ended up tracking it down into the scripts, and eventually set my TMPDIR environment variable to ~/tmp or something. Fixed that problem right up.

The second problem had to do with the charts not showing up due to the xlib problem. I found a site that said to do:

yum install xorg-x11-deprecated-libs

...but I didn't have yum installed and used up2date or something.

Other than that, the installation went smooth as silk, got the whole cluster monitoring in a little under an hour. Great stuff!

/DPF
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Thanks for the pointer, John has updated the documentation:

http://support.hyperic.com/confluence/display/DOCSHQ27/Install+Guide
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I've logged a bug to better detect the case where /tmp is not writable:

http://jira.hyperic.com/browse/HHQ-67

The no-xlibs problem seems to pop up quite frequently. We have an existing bug open to better detect this condition: http://jira.hyperic.com/browse/HHQ-40

Glad to hear you both got HQ up and running so quickly!
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