How to Install RRDtool on Redhat Enterprise Linux

RRDtool is the OpenSource industry standard, high performance data logging and graphing system for time series data. The RRDtool homepage can be found here
Below shows you how to install RRDtool 1.3.1 on Redhat Enterprise Linux.

Update your system

[root@localhost /]# yum install cairo-devel libxml2-devel pango-devel pango libpng-devel freetype freetype-devel libart_lgpl-devel make -y

Download and Unzip the files

[root@localhost /]# cd /opt
[root@localhost opt]# wget
[root@localhost opt]# gunzip rrdtool-1.3.1.tar.gz
[root@localhost opt]# tar xvf rrdtool-1.3.1.tar
[root@localhost rrdtool-1.3.1]# cd rrdtool-1.3.1


[root@localhost rrdtool-1.3.1]# ./configure --disable-tcl
[root@localhost rrdtool-1.3.1]# make
[root@localhost rrdtool-1.3.1]# make install
[root@localhost rrdtool-1.3.1]# ln -sf /usr/local/rrdtool-1.3.1/bin/rrdtool /usr/bin/rrdtool
[root@localhost rrdtool-1.3.1]# ln -sf /usr/local/rrdtool-1.3.1/bin/rrdupdate /usr/bin/rrdupdate
[root@localhost rrdtool-1.3.1]# ln -sf /usr/local/rrdtool-1.3.1/bin/rrdcgi /usr/bin/rrdcgi

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