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

[[email protected] /]# yum install cairo-devel libxml2-devel pango-devel pango libpng-devel freetype freetype-devel libart_lgpl-devel make -y

Download and Unzip the files

[[email protected] /]# cd /opt
[[email protected] opt]# wget
[[email protected] opt]# gunzip rrdtool-1.3.1.tar.gz
[[email protected] opt]# tar xvf rrdtool-1.3.1.tar
[[email protected] rrdtool-1.3.1]# cd rrdtool-1.3.1


[[email protected] rrdtool-1.3.1]# ./configure –disable-tcl
[[email protected] rrdtool-1.3.1]# make
[[email protected] rrdtool-1.3.1]# make install
[[email protected] rrdtool-1.3.1]# ln -sf /usr/local/rrdtool-1.3.1/bin/rrdtool /usr/bin/rrdtool
[[email protected] rrdtool-1.3.1]# ln -sf /usr/local/rrdtool-1.3.1/bin/rrdupdate /usr/bin/rrdupdate
[[email protected] rrdtool-1.3.1]# ln -sf /usr/local/rrdtool-1.3.1/bin/rrdcgi /usr/bin/rrdcgi

Rick Donato

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