Package Details: shinken 2.4.3-4

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Package Base: shinken
Description: An open source Nagios like tool, redesigned and rewritten from scratch. Its main goal is to meet today's system monitoring requirements while still following compatibility to Nagios
Upstream URL:
Licenses: GPL3
Submitter: None
Maintainer: arthru
Last Packager: arthru
Votes: 13
Popularity: 0.002184
First Submitted: 2011-01-13 23:32
Last Updated: 2016-07-07 22:05

Latest Comments

arthru commented on 2016-07-07 22:06

I've updated the PKGBUILD file according to the latest comments. Sorry for the late update...

JohnRobson commented on 2016-07-04 20:54

Running Sphinx v1.4.4
making output directory...
WARNING: sphinx.ext.pngmath has been deprecated. Please use sphinx.ext.imgmath instead.

Extension error:
sphinx.ext.mathjax: other math package is already loaded
==> ERROR: A failure occurred in build().
==> ERROR: Makepkg was unable to build shinken.

revellion commented on 2016-06-08 20:23

I had the same error as saez0pub.

I appended

sed -i "s/'sphinx.ext.pngmath',//" doc/source/ to the end of the prepare() stage and it built fine.

saez0pub commented on 2016-04-26 17:58


when building with sphinx v1.4.1 :
-> Building docs
Running Sphinx v1.4.1
WARNING: sphinx.ext.pngmath has been deprecated. Please use sphinx.ext.imgmath instead.

Extension error:
Config value 'math_number_all' already present

removing sphinx.ext.pngmath in doc/source/ fixes the error.
sed -i "s/'sphinx.ext.pngmath',//" doc/source/

arthru commented on 2015-07-16 16:41

I updated version to 2.4.1.

Please note that if you use a repository for your packages, there won't be an automatic update as previous version was 2.4 and 2.4.1 < 2.4... So you'll have to manually download the file and install it...

arthru commented on 2015-06-22 13:14

Indeed, I did not... Here is a newest version... thanks mtorromeo for pointing that out !

mtorromeo commented on 2015-06-22 13:11

The .SRCINFO file is outdated. Did you re-run mksrcinfo?

arthru commented on 2015-06-22 12:22

Package updated to 2.4, but it seems AUR4 does not update everything correctly...

mtorromeo commented on 2015-02-17 17:10

Sorry, I wanted to fix this package for some time but could not find the time to look into it. I'm orphaning it so that someone else may take over.

arthru commented on 2015-02-17 16:13

You can find latest version there :

korobkov commented on 2014-07-03 20:20

Just can't make it work:

root@rotherwood /etc/shinken # shinken-arbiter
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/bin/shinken-arbiter", line 56, in <module>
from shinken.bin import VERSION
ImportError: No module named 'shinken'

During handling of the above exception, another exception occurred:

Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/bin/shinken-arbiter", line 63, in <module>
imp.load_module('shinken', *imp.find_module('shinken', [os.path.realpath("."), os.path.realpath(".."), os.path.join(os.path.abspath(os.path.dirname(sys.argv[0])), "..")]))
File "/usr/lib/python3.4/", line 297, in find_module
raise ImportError(_ERR_MSG.format(name), name=name)
ImportError: No module named 'shinken'

System has both python2 and python installed…

k0ste commented on 2014-06-08 16:09

systemd files don't run, cause path dont include default 'daemons', need to change to /etc/shinken/daemons/pollerd.ini, etc...

need to chown /var/log/shinken and /var/log/shinken

also in daemons INI files user should be nagios.

cbuehler commented on 2014-04-16 07:10

I can work around this problem by removing the following lines from the PKGBUILD:

cp -f "$srcdir/setup.cfg" .
mv var/lib/shinken/doc/build/man usr/share/man/man1

cbuehler commented on 2014-04-16 06:04

==> Starting package()...
AV, --skip-build IDX 2
('generating %s from %s', 'build/bin/default/shinken', 'bin/default/')
('updating path in %s', 'build/shinken.cfg')
running install
error: error in setup.cfg: command 'install' has no such option 'group'
==> ERROR: A failure occurred in package().
==> ERROR: Makepkg was unable to build shinken.

zapataz commented on 2014-03-18 15:57

Installation is looking for RC7 in but it's RC2 (March 18th 2014) !?!
"==> ERROR: Failure while downloading Shinken-2.0-RC7.tar.gz"

friesoft commented on 2013-09-25 12:31

For those having problems starting the shiken services after installing: the directories /run/shinken and /var/log/shinken must be writeable for user "nagios" by default.

Anonymous comment on 2013-06-30 10:02

Shinken 1.4 is available:

xanthi commented on 2013-04-18 21:44

Source should be from

As it is, without www. it's redirected to which has a self signed cert...

korobkov commented on 2012-10-01 17:42

I also noticed that shinken, installed via this PKGBUILD, misses manubulon snmp checks ( and check_snmp_bandwidth script (see But latter is already replaced in newer shinken versions (see, so let's wait for it...

korobkov commented on 2012-09-29 20:40

Also, do you think this should depend on nagios-plugins? And, may be, some way to install /usr/share/nagios/libexec/ ?
They are required by default shinken check packs, so without them (plugins and shinken seems to not work properly out-of-the-box...

korobkov commented on 2012-09-28 14:39

Please, make /var/log/shinken and /run/shinken be owned by nagios:nagios.
Otherwise it failed to start (see

mtorromeo commented on 2012-02-02 11:14

Quickly updated the package with some cleanups. With some time I will improve this to production quality.
I'll work on the init scripts next.

NSB-fr commented on 2011-06-29 10:07

0.6.5 is out

Anonymous comment on 2011-05-05 18:57

Version 0.6 is out.
For those who were frustrated of the user experience in previous version rejoyce!

Now the init scripts work perfectly (thanks to the couple of sed in the PKGBUILD) and the default install should allow shinken to start properly. You can then directly check it's working by running nagcon on shinken's status.dat file.

Anonymous comment on 2011-02-09 19:21

Shinken itself is working very well, I just tested it again with my nagios setup at work.
The init.d scripts are all broken by the way. I reported it on the developers' mailing but it seems they either ignored me or didn't see my request. In 0.4 some init scripts were working, but now none does so I will go ask them again.

If you want to test shinken just spawn five terminals and run in each one :
sudo /usr/bin/shinken-scheduler -r -c /etc/shinken/schedulerd.ini
sudo /usr/bin/shinken-poller -r -c /etc/shinken/pollerd.ini
sudo /usr/bin/shinken-reactionner -r -c /etc/shinken/reactionnerd.ini
sudo /usr/bin/shinken-broker -r -c /etc/shinken/brokerd.ini
sudo /usr/bin/shinken-arbiter -r -c /etc/shinken/nagios.cfg -c /etc/shinken/shinken-specific.cfg

So yes it works (remember that shinken is not production ready) and yes I test my PKGBUILD before submitting. The good thing in here is that I looked deeper and found out I wasn't cleaning properly the python egg when uninstalling and that groupdel isn't necessary. I will upload a fix for that soon.

encbladexp commented on 2011-02-09 18:07

Just dont work. Have you tried your PKGBUILD on a new System?

Anonymous comment on 2011-01-27 17:27

Yeah I was planning to roll down the update this week-end. I didn't knew this package had such expectations!
I will do my best to update it asap.

cdemoulins commented on 2011-01-27 17:15

The version 0.5 is out.

Anonymous comment on 2011-01-24 22:08

The global shinken rc.d script do not work as you found out. According to the content of the other rc.d scripts there is a simple fix but I will ask the shinken developers first.

I added setuptool as a make dep, thank you for that. I already had it installed and namcap didn't complained, so I forgot.

Thanks for your feedback.

Anonymous comment on 2011-01-19 19:08

It does not start on my setup:

# /etc/rc.d/shinken start
/etc/rc.d/shinken: line 63: /lib/lsb/init-functions: No such file or directory

Moreover setuptools should be a make dependency.