Installing Perl RRD module – RRDs.pm

Perform a quick check if the module is available.

$ perl -MRRDs -le 'print q(ok!)'
Can't locate RRDs.pm in @INC (@INC contains: /usr/lib64/perl5/site_perl/5.8.8/x86_64-linux-thread-multi /usr/lib64/perl5/site_perl/5.8.7/x86_64-linux-thread-multi /usr/lib64/perl5/site_perl/5.8.6/x86_64-linux-thread-multi /usr/lib64/perl5/site_perl/5.8.5/x86_64-linux-thread-multi /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.8 /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.7 /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.6 /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.5 /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl /usr/lib64/perl5/vendor_perl/5.8.8/x86_64-linux-thread-multi /usr/lib64/perl5/vendor_perl/5.8.7/x86_64-linux-thread-multi /usr/lib64/perl5/vendor_perl/5.8.6/x86_64-linux-thread-multi /usr/lib64/perl5/vendor_perl/5.8.5/x86_64-linux-thread-multi /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/5.8.8 /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/5.8.7 /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/5.8.6 /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/5.8.5 /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl /usr/lib64/perl5/5.8.8/x86_64-linux-thread-multi /usr/lib/perl5/5.8.8 .).
BEGIN failed--compilation aborted.

Check the installed packages on this CentOS 5 server.

$ rpm -qa | grep rrd
rrdtool-1.2.27-3.el5
rrdtool-1.2.27-3.el5

Do a search for related rrdtool modules.

$ sudo yum search rrdtool
Loading "fastestmirror" plugin
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
 * epel: ftp.SURFnet.nl
 * base: mirrors.service.softlayer.com
 * updates: mirrors.service.softlayer.com
 * addons: mirrors.service.softlayer.com
 * extras: mirrors.service.softlayer.com
Excluding Packages in global exclude list
Finished
rrdtool.i386 : Round Robin Database Tool to store and display time-series data
queuegraph.noarch : A RRDtool frontend for Mail statistics
rrdtool-perl.x86_64 : Perl RRDtool bindings
rrdtool-tcl.x86_64 : Tcl RRDtool bindings
mailgraph-selinux.noarch : A RRDtool frontend for Mail statistics
collectd-rrdtool.x86_64 : RRDTool module for collectd
rrdtool.i386 : Round Robin Database Tool to store and display time-series data
munin.noarch : Network-wide graphing framework (grapher/gatherer)
rrdtool.x86_64 : Round Robin Database Tool to store and display time-series data
ruby-RRDtool.x86_64 : RRDTool for Ruby
munin-node.noarch : Network-wide graphing framework (node)
rrdtool-ruby.x86_64 : Ruby RRDtool bindings
sagator.noarch : Antivir/antispam gateway for smtp server
rrdtool-php.x86_64 : PHP RRDtool bindings
rrdtool-devel.x86_64 : RRDtool libraries and header files
rrdtool-python.x86_64 : Python RRDtool bindings
ganglia-gmetad.x86_64 : Ganglia Metadata collection daemon
rrdtool-doc.x86_64 : RRDtool documentation
cacti.noarch : An rrd based graphing tool
queuegraph-selinux.noarch : A RRDtool frontend for Mail statistics
rrdtool-devel.i386 : RRDtool libraries and header files
cacti.noarch : An rrd based graphing tool
sysusage.noarch : System monitoring based on perl, rrdtool, and sysstat
mailgraph.noarch : A RRDtool frontend for Mail statistics
rrdtool.x86_64 : Round Robin Database Tool to store and display time-series data

Install what looks like the right module.

$ sudo yum install rrdtool-perl
Loading "fastestmirror" plugin
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
 * epel: mirrors.ircam.fr
 * base: mirrors.service.softlayer.com
 * updates: mirrors.service.softlayer.com
 * addons: mirrors.service.softlayer.com
 * extras: mirrors.service.softlayer.com
Excluding Packages in global exclude list
Finished
Setting up Install Process
Parsing package install arguments
Resolving Dependencies
--> Running transaction check
---> Package rrdtool-perl.x86_64 0:1.2.27-3.el5 set to be updated
--> Finished Dependency Resolution

Dependencies Resolved

=============================================================================
 Package                 Arch       Version          Repository        Size
=============================================================================
Installing:
 rrdtool-perl            x86_64     1.2.27-3.el5     epel               34 k

Transaction Summary
=============================================================================
Install      1 Package(s)
Update       0 Package(s)
Remove       0 Package(s)

Total download size: 34 k
Downloading Packages:
(1/1): rrdtool-perl-1.2.2 100% |=========================|  34 kB    00:00
Running rpm_check_debug
Running Transaction Test
Finished Transaction Test
Transaction Test Succeeded
Running Transaction
  Installing: rrdtool-perl                 ######################### [1/1]

Installed: rrdtool-perl.x86_64 0:1.2.27-3.el5
Complete!

Test shows it should now be available.

$ perl -MRRDs -le 'print q(ok!)'
ok!

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