At the time of writing, the default installation of Cacti on Ubuntu 16.04 seems to be broken. When running the installation command
sudo apt-get install cacti you will be presented with the following error message:
When confronted with the above error message, choose
ignore. The installation will report a failure.
The problem is that the database port value is empty. MySQL seems to report this as a warning, but dbconfig-common still threats it as an error. More information can be found in this LaunchPad bug report.
The solution is therefore quite simple: fill in the default MySQL server port in the Cacti configuration files.
The first file is
/etc/cacti/debian.php. Simply fill in the port number in the
$database_port = "3306";
The second file is
/etc/dbconfig-common/cacti.conf and the variable is called
The last thing we need to fix are the default date values used by the Cacti installation script. If you were to continue with the installation, you will receive the following error message:
The solution is to update the values with a valid, current date:
sudo sed -i 's/0000-00-00/2016-05-01/g' /usr/share/cacti/conf_templates/cacti.sql
sudo dpkg-reconfigure cacti the installation should be able to continue, until you get the following screen:
keep the local version currently installed option and continue with the installation.