[collectd] "Redesign" of the Debian collectd package

Stephan Maka stephan at spaceboyz.net
Wed Sep 30 21:20:59 CEST 2009

Sebastian Harl wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 30, 2009 at 08:04:28PM +0200, Stephan Maka wrote:
> > Not sure I understand this scheme; you want to include the rrdtool
> > plugin without a dependency on librrd? How is that supposed to work?
> Yes and no. All plugins are (and have been since 4.2.0-1) included in
> the same package without having a strict dependency (at a package level)
> on their individual requirements. The daemon still works if any of those
> requirements are missing and will report an error message (without
> aborting) at startup. The same will now apply to rrdtool as well.

Okay, I understand your reasons. It would just be nice to say: on this
host I additionally install collectd-rrdtool, it starts writing rrd
files out of the box and the whole dependency mountain gets cleaned away
if I change my mind and uninstall it.

> > Other than that I agree with sensible defaults, ie. collectd shouldn't
> > write to disk or send to the network by default. Maybe we can use the
> > plugins-{available,enabled}/ scheme for all additional plugins like the
> > apache2 package does.
> I guess, you're talking about additional plugins provided by additional
> packages, right?


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