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I have centos 6.3 machine and did a yum install monit (version monit 5.1.1-4.el6 from epel) and then I setup the up the and tried to start monit initctl start monit initctl: Job failed to start. I did on another machine I download the .rpm file of monit-5.3.2-2.el6.rf.x86_64.rpm and did the the same and able to start via initctl method. What could be missing in the epel version ?

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They're entirely different versions. The official Monit release is at version 5.5 right now.
EPEL is at version 5.1.1-4.el6.
RepoForge is at version 5.4-1.el6.rf.

Use the newer Monit available from RPMForge/RepoForge. The old one available via EPEL doesn't support the feature you wish to use.

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@ewhite I am planning to take the version 5.5 from the official site. But I guess I need to rpmbuild it right? Will it have any depedency problem with centos 6.3? – new14 Jan 1 '13 at 15:18
Honestly, I just use the RPMforge version on my CentOS 6.x systems. 5.4 gives you what you need and will be more compatible with your OS distribution (in terms of the daemon and config file formats). – ewwhite Jan 1 '13 at 15:19
How to install from the rpmforge? Can I just download the .rpm file and do rpm -ivh to it? Will that be ok? – new14 Jan 1 '13 at 15:23
You use it the same way you use EPEL. The RPMForge instructions are here. Otherwise, just download the package and install it. – ewwhite Jan 1 '13 at 15:25
the EPEL method is yum install but first I have set the repo as RPMForge correct me ? The downloaded one I got to install using rpm -ivh? Is there any deficiency or difference in both method? – new14 Jan 1 '13 at 15:27

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