Monday, October 20, 2008

configure: error: Cannot find ssl headers on CentOS 5

I have been installing and configuring Nagios for monitoring our network here at work.  While this is not the perfect solution (not due it nagios limitations, but our own internal limits) it certainitly works for us for now.  
One of the things I have been wanting to monitor on top of our publicly available services such as HTTP, SSH, and FTP is the cpu load and other metrics of our servers.  

The problem I ran into while trying to configure the nrpe plugin before I compiled it was "configure: error: Cannot find ssl headers". I had been looking into this problem for a day or so before I found the simple solution.

yum install openssl-devel

After I ran the above command and installed it's dependencies I was able to configure and then complie the nrpe plug in per the guild I was following.
Now I just need to get the nrpe plugin installed on all of my servers!

27 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for that information! I wasn't clear on which devel package I needed to install for NRPE, this saved me a headache trying to track down dependencies!

Anonymous said...

Thanks as well, very nice from you posting simple solutions like this to make other lifes more easier,
Thanks

Xtian said...

Thanks for the instant solution!

Entusiasta said...

Thank's a lot man ;)

Anonymous said...

Thanks a lot. It works...!

G_P_T-0_1 said...

Thanks! This saved a lot of headaches.

Odinn said...

Great...!!!
I was trying to install the nrpe plugin and always got this error. Found your solution with google... thanks man.

Anonymous said...

Thanks!!

Anonymous said...

yea, I have got exatly the same problem.
Now i can compile it.

Anonymous said...

worked for me too. thanks.

Anonymous said...

Sweet job. Have you had success installing the daemon on other flavors besides Centos?

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much Steve, i was trying "./configure --without-ssl" option but it didnt work, your solution worked for me :-)

Deepak

Anonymous said...

Thanks for that! Just helped me get my NRPE installed.
josh-

rojohn said...

great! thanks much... keep on sharing... :)

Anonymous said...

Like the others... Found you with Google after struggling with the exact same problem.

Thanx a bunch !

Anonymous said...

Thank you, saved my life. Arvy.

cozby said...

Thank you!

Nishant Neeraj said...

thanks

Sathish said...

Thanks for your information. Its working well. :)

Anonymous said...

thanks..thanks a lot.

Anonymous said...

Thanks
This solution helped me too.

Anonymous said...

Thanks a lot. People like you make the world a better place

Anonymous said...

Thanks..

Unknown said...

Thanks so much! Workded for RHEL ( RHEL6 )

Anonymous said...

Thanks

Anonymous said...

Thanks a lot, I was searching some time for that solution!

Anonymous said...

Thanks!!!