[collectd] collectd-4.0.0 problems

Florian Forster octo at verplant.org
Tue Jun 12 09:34:41 CEST 2007

Hi Alex,

sorry for the delay. Please send further mails to the mailinglist
<collectd at verplant.org> so a bigger group can benefit from your
questions. Also, you're more likely to get an answer to your questions

On Fri, Jun 08, 2007 at 02:03:48PM +0300, a.shubnik at btis.by wrote:
>     I add group 'groupadd collectd' and message disapper.
>     Now i have such 'messages':
> Jun  8 14:00:31 backup-srv collectd[15529]: unixsock plugin: bind failed:  
> No such file or directory

Which `SocketFile' did you configure? Does the path exist? Does the user
have write-permissions to that directory?

> Jun  8 14:00:31 backup-srv collectd[15529]: hddtemp: getaddrinfo (, 7634.000000): Servname not supported for ai_socktype
> Jun  8 14:00:31 backup-srv collectd[15529]: ntpd plugin: getaddrinfo (localhost, 123.000000): Servname not supported for ai_socktype

There are three ways around this:
1) Don't specify the port - you're using the default port.
2) Make the port setting a string, e. g.
   Port "7634"
3) Download and use the version 4.0.2 which I have just uploaded to the

>   I attached 'error_log' and as i understand 'our $Config =  
> "/usr/local/etc/collectd.conf";'
> this is not 'our $Config = "/etc/collection.conf";' but i don't found
> what  is "collection.conf".

Please note that `collection.conf' is not the same as `collectd.conf'.
It's for configuring `collection.cgi', not `collectd'! (And vice versa,
obviously. The config for the `collection.cgi' should look like this:
-- 8< --
 DataDir: "/var/lib/collectd/rrd"
-- >8 --
You have to adapt the path, of course.

Florian octo Forster
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