[collectd] Bug#495936: "Redesign" of the Debian collectd package

Sebastian Harl tokkee at debian.org
Sat Dec 26 15:24:20 CET 2009

Hi everybody,

On Wed, Sep 30, 2009 at 06:37:48PM +0200, Sebastian Harl wrote:
> This is a follow-up to Debian bug report [bts495936] and to other people
> interested in that issue. Below, you'll find a summary of the changes, I
> intend to implement in the Debian packaging of collectd.
[package split]

Sorry for the huge delay! Life (work mostly) has struck me quite hard
during the last couple of weeks. Anyway, splitting the package into
collectd-core and collectd has finally been implemented and uploaded
now. The 4.8.2-1 upload should hit NEW in a few moments.

Despite my original proposal, the "collectd" package still has a hard
dependency on librrd and there is no debconf support to configure the
write plugins yet. I've decided that splitting some plugins' config-
uration out of collectd.conf would not be a good idea. Also, managing
that configuration sanely is not trivial as of now. What I'm planning to
do instead is to introduce a tool called collectdconf upstream. Similar
to Postfix's postconf, this will be able to modify collectd's config
file. This tool will then be used in the "collectd" packge.

Anyway, of course, "collectd-core" does not have a dependency on
anything else than libc and libltd (I'm no longer using the embedded
copy to avoid (binary) code duplication in the archive).

Since the new package will have to be manually processed by Debian's
FTPmasters (due to the new binary package), I've made amd64, i386 and
powerpc packages available on [people.d.o]. Any feedback (especially
about upgrading from previous installations) would be very appreciated.

Further comments and suggestions are very welcome as well.


> [bts495936] <http://bugs.debian.org/495936>

[people.d.o] http://people.debian.org/~tokkee/collectd-4.8.2/

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