Rrdtool xport Failure

  • Hi,

    Trying to export some data from rrdtool, but it seems the version in pfSense is a bit crippled? When I try to execute an rrdtool export, I get the error message,
    ERROR: the instance of rrdtool has been compiled without graphics

    I know it seems like an odd dependency (graphics), but it is part of xport. Any way to fix this?


  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    You can use "rrdtool dump" to export as XML in plain ASCII which can be restored with "rrdtool restore". There is no need to use xport.

  • Yep, agreed that works - but I have utilities based around json output … and dump also doesn't allow control of the time duration, step, etc.

    Thanks though!

  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    You can restore the ASCII dump to another system with a full rrdtool setup and then export from that to your other tools that need json output and other controls.

  • Agreed - thanks!

  • One more thought on this - as I was able to build rrdtool with all the needed libraries … and I have those (shared) libraries in another folder. Is there an easy way to have pfSense / FreeBSD add another folder / path to the library search?


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