Newrelic nginx plugin install (python issue)

Gordon Snappleweed asked:

This plugin won’t let me install and I tried to write in to get help from nginx.. (not a good experience). The plugin says I do not have the daemon installed for python, but I infact do (I believe). I have tried to write in for support but the people at nginx were very rude and told me to pound salt. Any insight as to how to fix this would be much appreciated! I am on centos 6, rest of info is below 🙂

My error I need help to fix please:

Error: Package: nginx-nr-agent-2.0.0-12.el6.ngx.noarch (nginx)
Requires: python-daemon

See actual output:

[[email protected] httpdocs]# python -V
Python 2.6.6
[[email protected] httpdocs]# python2.7 -V
Python 2.7.14
[[email protected] httpdocs]# which pip
[[email protected] httpdocs]# cd /usr/local/bin
[[email protected] bin]# python2.7 pip install python-daemon
Requirement already satisfied: python-daemon in /usr/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages
Requirement already satisfied: docutils in /usr/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages (from python-daemon)
Requirement already satisfied: lockfile>=0.10 in /usr/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages (from python-daemon)
Requirement already satisfied: setuptools in /usr/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages (from python-daemon)
[[email protected] bin]# yum install nginx-nr-agent
Loaded plugins: fastestmirror
Setting up Install Process
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
 * base:
 * extras:
 * updates:
Resolving Dependencies
--> Running transaction check
---> Package nginx-nr-agent.noarch 0:2.0.0-12.el6.ngx will be installed
--> Processing Dependency: python-daemon for package: nginx-nr-agent-2.0.0-12.el6.ngx.noarch
--> Finished Dependency Resolution
Error: Package: nginx-nr-agent-2.0.0-12.el6.ngx.noarch (nginx)
           Requires: python-daemon
 You could try using --skip-broken to work around the problem
 You could try running: rpm -Va --nofiles --nodigest
[[email protected] bin]# 

Update (Thanks Michael) – Now I have the following:

[[email protected] ~]# service nginx-nr-agent start
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/bin/", line 13, in <module>
    from daemon import runner
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/daemon/", line 25, in <module>
    import pidlockfile
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/daemon/", line 33, in <module>
    class PIDLockFile(LinkFileLock, object):
TypeError: Error when calling the metaclass bases
    function() argument 1 must be code, not str

My answer:

python-daemon is in the EPEL repository. Install and enable this repo and try again.

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