[collectd] Bundling plugins (e.g. Plugin:Redis)
otis.gospodnetic at gmail.com
Tue Nov 12 07:11:12 CET 2013
Yup, that makes sense. Thank you for taking the time to explain this. :)
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On Fri, Nov 1, 2013 at 11:52 PM, Tom Throckmorton <throck at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 11/01/2013 04:11 PM, Otis Gospodnetic wrote:
>> I'm trying to trace https://collectd.org/wiki/index.php/Plugin:Redis .
>> This plugin doesn't appear to be included in any Collectd package out
>> there. But some others, like mysql or ngingx, seem to be included.
>> In case of https://collectd.org/wiki/index.php/Plugin:Redis - I
>> actually don't even see where to go to get this plugin, if it's
>> available somewhere else, where one would grab it and compile it on
>> their own.
> The plugin needs to be enabled at build time, by passing --enable-redis
> to the configure script, but you'll also need to meet the deps first:
> ...so, credis will need to be installed/available for your build.
> This is the general pattern for building all of the plugins.
>> How come some plugins are not included?
> Not all plugins are included in the packages you may be using, because
> the depedencies required to build them aren't a standard part of the
> build environment and weren't available at build time, or really
> *should* be built against a particular version, or require a dependency
> that can't be distributed with the source, and therefore *must* be built
> by you (the Java and GenericJMX plugins are this way, from what I
> recall, because they need to be built against a particular jdk).
> In the case where the deps are available to the builder (perhaps a
> standard part of the build system, or distro), it's likely the plugins
> will be be built. That's why you get MySQL and nginx plugins, because
> those are more generally available.
> Make sense?
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