[Pkg-nagios-devel] Bug#655064: Please make nagvis work out of the box

Guido Günther agx at sigxcpu.org
Sun Jan 8 08:53:18 UTC 2012

Package: nagvis
Version: 1:1.4.6-2
Severity: wishlist

after installing nagvis I had to make these changes to get it working:

Add these symlinks:

/usr/share/nagvis/htdocs/wui/etc -> /etc/nagvis/
/usr/share/nagvis/htdocs/etc -> /etc/nagvis/
/usr/share/nagvis/htdocs/var -> /var/cache/nagvis
/usr/share/nagvis/htdocs/nagvis/etc/maps -> /etc/nagvis/maps/
/usr/share/nagvis/htdocs/nagvis/etc/nagvis.ini.php -> /etc/nagvis/nagvis.ini.php
/usr/share/nagvis/htdocs/nagvis/templates -> /etc/nagvis/templates
/usr/share/nagvis/htdocs/nagvis/images/maps -> /var/lib/nagvis/images/maps
/usr/share/nagvis/htdocs/nagvis/images/iconsets -> /var/lib/nagvis/images/iconsets/
/usr/share/nagvis/etc/maps -> /etc/nagvis/

Copy /usr/share/nagvis/debian/nagvis.ini.php-sample to /etc/nagvis/ and

# For nagios3

Change the path to the configuration file in
/usr/share/nagvis/htdocs/nagvis/includes/defines/global.php to:

// Path to the main configuration file
define('CONST_MAINCFG', 'etc/nagvis.ini.php');

After that the configuration file, templates and css would be found by
nagvis and it's available under:


as described in the documentation. I could then copy
/usr/share/doc/nagvis/examples/demo/etc/nagvis/maps/* to
/etc/nagvis/maps to test the installation. 

I'd be great if these values would either be set by default or if it
would be otherwise described in README.Debian what to do to get it
running. If the above looks correct I can probably provide a patch.
 -- Guido

-- System Information:
Debian Release: wheezy/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (990, 'testing'), (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 3.2.0-rc7-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=de_DE.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=de_DE.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

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