Turns out this is hard to do. I’m writing this here for my benefit, and everyone else’s, too. I’ve got a client using Cassandra, and of course you monitor that stuff. So I figure that using the cassandra-cacti-m6 stuff is a good plan. That’s cool, it works with Cacti. Cacti’s pretty snazzy. My customer is using Centos 5.5 on the monitoring box. Turns out there are a lot of hoops to jump through for that to work. So here’s what I did.
- Install jpackage-utils
- Install the jpackage.repo into /etc/yum.repos.d, and enable the rhel5 targets
- Install JDK6 Update 3 (because of the following step)
- Install java-1.6.0-sun-compat from ftp://jpackage.hmdc.harvard.edu/JPackage/5.0/generic/RPMS.non-free/
Then I go to install ANT, but I discover something — trying to install ant.noarch complains about “Missing Dependency: /usr/bin/rebuild-security-providers is needed by package”. This sucks. So I do some googling, and figure out that someone solved this issue on Centos 5.x. I do what they did (documented at http://plone.lucidsolutions.co.nz/linux/centos/jpackage-jpackage-utils-compatibility-for-centos-5.x ). This works great. The package is built, I install it out of the local build dir.
Then I install ant.noarch and ant-nodeps.noarch. These do the trick.
The I build cassandra-cacti-m6 as documented in its source tree. Woo.
It took me a while to dig up and get all this working, but for you, I hope it’s fast and easy. Enjoy!