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Ubuntu Prometheus issue

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foufou-barnet:
Hey guys, i am new to ubuntu and wonder if someone can help me, i have installed prometheus and node_exporter and keep getting the following message when starting node_exporter

node_exporter.service - Prometheus
     Loaded: loaded (/etc/systemd/system/node_exporter.service; enabled; vendor preset: enabled)
     Active: failed (Result: exit-code) since Mon 2021-05-03 21:02:40 CST; 10min ago
    Process: 1825 ExecStart=/usr/local/bin/prometheus --config.file /etc/prometheus/prometheus.yml --storage.tsdb.path /var/lib/prometheus/ --web.c>
   Main PID: 1825 (code=exited, status=203/EXEC)

May 03 21:02:40 Foudel-168353976252 systemd[1]: Started Prometheus.
May 03 21:02:40 Foudel-168353976252 systemd[1825]: node_exporter.service: Failed to execute command: Permission denied
May 03 21:02:40 Foudel-168353976252 systemd[1825]: node_exporter.service: Failed at step EXEC spawning /usr/local/bin/prometheus: Permission denied
May 03 21:02:40 Foudel-168353976252 systemd[1]: node_exporter.service: Main process exited, code=exited, status=203/EXEC
May 03 21:02:40 Foudel-168353976252 systemd[1]: node_exporter.service: Failed with result 'exit-code'.

can someone please help

Mad Penguin:
Hi, as this is an application specific issue you might find more relevant help on the Prometheus support forums.

https://discuss.prometheus.io/

Generally, it looks like your installation of Prometheus hasn't worked, the system service is trying to start "/usr/local/bin/prometheus" and getting a "permission denied" error. This would indicate that the file you are trying to execute (/usr/local/bin/prometheus) isn't marked as an executable file. If the issue is as simple as the installer not setting the correct permissions, you could rectify this specific issue with;


--- Code: ---
sudo chmod +x /usr/local/bin/prometheus
--- End code ---
However I would recommend you investigate "why" the file has apparently been set with the wrong permissions in the first place.
Sometimes directly fixing an apparent error doesn't always solve the "problem".

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