[collectd] how to build a debian package of a daily snapshot?

Marc Fournier marc.fournier at camptocamp.com
Mon May 11 11:04:12 CEST 2015

Hello Svante,

I still have a couple of details to sort out so nothing "official" yet,
but I've been working on making nightly builds of collectd for debian,
ubuntu LTS and centos.

So if you feel like giving this a try, recent packages for your target
distros are ready for consumption. Details here:

By the way, an important fix to write_kafka has been merged this WE, so
I recommend using the current tip of the master branch if you need this

Anwsering your questions regarding building your own packages:

 - libprotobuf-c-dev has been renamed to libprotobuf-c0-dev in ubuntu
   12.04 and 14.04. You should edit debian/control to reflect this

 - https://github.com/collectd/pkg-debian.git doesn't know yet about
   current collectd master (which has write_kafka). Have a look at
   https://github.com/mfournier/pkg-debian/branches/all for the
   differences which allow the nightly builds to work.

 - ubuntu 12.04 doesn't provide a package for librdkafka, so you'll need
   to backport it or install the library manually. The nightly builds I
   mentioned above don't provide write_kafka on ubuntu 12.04 because of

Hope that helps !


Excerpts from Svante Karlsson's message of 2015-05-10 23:00:06 +0200:
> I'm struggling to build a deb package for internal distribution on our
> servers. I need to have kafka-writer plugin so I think I need to build from
> a snapshot.
> this is what I'm doing
> sudo apt-get update
> sudo apt-get upgrade
> sudo apt-get install liboping-dev libmysqlclient-dev libpq-dev
> librabbitmq-dev  libvirt-bin librdkafka-dev
> sudo apt-get install po-debconf dpatch iptables-dev javahelper
> libcurl4-gnutls-dev libcurl4-gnutls-dev libcurl3-gnutls-dev libdbi0-dev
> libesmtp-dev
> sudo apt-get install libganglia1-dev libglib2.0-dev libhiredis-dev
> liblvm2-dev libmemcached-dev libmodbus-dev libmnl-dev
> sudo apt-get install libmysqlclient-dev libnotify-dev libopenipmi-dev
> libpcap0.8-dev
> sudo apt-get install libperl-dev libprotobuf-c0-dev librabbitmq-dev
> librrd-dev libsensors4-dev libsnmp-dev perl
> sudo apt-get install libtokyocabinet-dev libtokyotyrant-dev
> libupsclient-dev libvarnish-dev libvirt-dev libyajl-dev
> sudo apt-get install default-jdk protobuf-c-compiler  libow-dev libprotobuf
> git clone https://github.com/collectd/pkg-debian.git
> wget
> http://snapshots.tokkee.org/collectd/2015-03-17/collectd-
> -Ocollectd-
> tar xvzf collectd- -C pkg-debian
> --strip-components=1
> cd pkg-debian
> dpkg-buildpackage -us -uc
> I've tried to build and install
> git clone https://github.com/google/protobuf.git
> git clone https://github.com/protobuf-c/protobuf-c.git
> but can't find dependency   libprotobuf-c-dev
> right now I'm running ubuntu 14.04 but I also need to get this working on
> 12.04. I realize that I'm doing something wrong - could you please give me
> a hint on how to produce the deb package?
> thanks in advance
> svante

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