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This is check_postgres, a monitoring tool for Postgres. The most complete and up to date information about this script can be found at: http://bucardo.org/check_postgres/ You should go check there right now to make sure you are installing the latest version! This document will cover how to install the script. * Quick method: For the impatient Nagios admin, just copy the "check_postgres.pl" file to your Nagios scripts directory, and perhaps symlink entries to that file by: cd <the directory you just copied the file to> mkdir postgres cd postgres perl ../check_postgres.pl --symlinks Then join the announce mailing list (see below) * Complete method: The better way to install this script is via the standard Perl process: perl Makefile.PL make make test make install The last step usually needs to be done as the root user. You may want to copy the script to a place that makes more sense for Nagios, if using it for that purpose. See the "Quick" insructions above. For 'make test', please report any failing tests to email@example.com. The tests need to have some standard Postgres binaries available, such as 'initdb', 'psql', and 'pg_ctl'. If these are not in your path, or you want to use specific ones, pleae set the environment variable PGBINDIR first. Once 'make install' has been done, you should have access to the complete documentation by typing: man check_postgres The HTML version of the documentation is also available at: http://bucardo.org/check_postgres/check_postgres.pl.html * Mailing lists The final step should be to subscribe to the low volume check_postgres-announce mailing list, so you learn of new versions and important changes. Information on joining can be found at: https://mail.endcrypt.com/mailman/listinfo/check_postgres-announce General questions and development issues are discussed on the check_postgres list, which we recommend people join as well: https://mail.endcrypt.com/mailman/listinfo/check_postgres Development happens via git. You can check out the repository by doing: git clone http://bucardo.org/check_postgres.git All changes are sent to the commit list: https://mail.endcrypt.com/mailman/listinfo/check_postgres-commit