[collectd] Minimal installation - networked client (too many dependencies)

Pander pander at users.sourceforge.net
Thu Apr 21 10:49:33 CEST 2011

On 2011-04-21 10:13, Sebastian Harl wrote:
> Hi Panders,
> On Thu, Apr 21, 2011 at 09:44:45AM +0200, Pander wrote:
>> I would like to install collectd on a server in an extremely minimal way
>> where it only sends information to another server that collects it. A
>> local rrd is not needed from my perspective. How to go about this?
>> Do I need to install collecd-core only or also collectd? And what other
>> configurations do I need to do?
> You should install collectd-core and then manually provide a
> collectd.conf (that remindes me that collectd-core should include a
> couple of sample configurations).


/should/ indeed ;) Where can I find an example configuration that sends
(lm)sensors pluging measurements via collectd client to another server?

>> On the matter of a minimal installation, I have noticed that this is not
>> easy. In Ubuntu, collectd-core would like to install the following
>> packages (most of the dependancies are actually from rdd):
> […]
> rrdtool is not a strict dependency but rather a recommendation. Install
> collectd with 'apt-get --no-install-recommends' (or 'aptitude
> --without-recommends').

Ah, I was looking for this command for years :)



> HTH,
> Sebastian

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