Install from Source

After this guide, you will have a thruk user with a Thruk installation in its home folder with all required libraries.

Experienced Users Only

Source installation is for experienced users only. Using packages/repositories should be the preferred solution in almost all situations. Especially for production environments.


In order to install the Thruk Monitoring Webinterface from source you will need the following:

  • Perl

  • Git Client

  • compiler tools: automake, make, g++, gcc

  • Apache Webserver (optional for fastcgi only)

Create New User

refer to your systems manual on how to add new user. This guide uses the following:

  user:  thruk
  group: thruk
all following steps should be done by the thruk user.

Install Thruk Libraries

All required Perl modules are available via the thruk_libs repository:

  %> su - thruk
  %> cd /tmp
  %> git clone git://
  %> cd /tmp/thruk_libs
  %> make

You now have all required modules in /tmp/thruk_libs/local-lib/dest.

Git Clone Thruk

    %> cd /tmp
    %> git clone
    %> cd /tmp/Thruk
    %> ./configure
    %> make

Move Perl Librarys

We now move the librarys into our thruk folder:

    %> mv /tmp/thruk_libs/local-lib/dest/lib/perl5 ~/Thruk/

Edit your .profile and add the following


Then logout and login again and make sure $PERL5LIB contains the correct path.

Finally you can test if thruk works by running:

    %> cd ~/Thruk && ./script/thruk

Or by running the development server:

    %> cd ~/Thruk && ./script/

Open your browser enter the url http://<your_host>:3000


Edit your 'thruk_local.conf' and copy the sections you need to change from the 'thruk.conf'. You probably need to adjust the livestatus settings to your needs.

  %> vim thruk_local.conf

The thruk.conf will be overwritten with new defaults on updates. The thruk_local.conf contains the local overrides and will never be overwritten.

Edit 'cgi.conf' and adjust settings to your needs.

See the Thruk Configuration section for detailed explanation of configuration options.

Webserver Integration

If thats fine, you may contine with integrating Thruk into your webserver.

Backend Configuration

The last step is to configure backends, which is covered in the Backend Configuration section.

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