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(Optional) Install and Configure Spine

Spine is a very fast poller engine, written in C. It is an optional replacement for cmd.php. If you decide to use it, you will have to install it explicitely. It does not come with cacti itself. The easiest way is to install Spine using rpm or ports. You will find packages for Spine at the main cacti site or from your distribution. To compile Spine, please download it to any location of your liking. You will require some packages, for Fedora e.g.

  1. net-snmp-devel
  2. mysql-devel
  3. openssl-devel

and the toolchain

  1. dos2unix
  2. autoconf
  3. automake
  4. binutils
  5. libtool
  6. gcc
  7. cpp
  8. glibc-headers
  9. kernel-headers
  10. glibc-devel

Don't forget to check the official patch download directory and install the patches listed there. To do so, you will require the packages

  1. wget
  2. patch

To ease the pre-compilation process, a file bootstrap is provided. So, please issue from the downloaded directory following commands

shell>sh bootstrap
shell>make install

“make install” has to be run as root. Assuming, you've managed to install Spine correctly, you will have to configure it. The configuration file may be placed in the same directory as Spine itself or at /etc/Spine.conf.

DB_Host or hostname (not localhost)
DB_Database	cacti
DB_User		cactiuser
DB_Pass         cacti
DB_Port		3306

All other pre 0.8.6 settings are obsolete. With spine087g, there's a new option to run in compat mode when using Cacti pre-087g. It's called

DB_PreG         0

Set it to 0 when using cacti087g. Else, set it to 1.

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