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Old 09-09-2014, 09:45 AM   #1
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install zabbix on debian or ubuntu


Hi all,

I want to install zabbix on a Debian 7 (or maybe Ubuntu) vps. The latest version of Zabbix is 2.2.6.

I think that the packages listed under "zabbix-release" ie...

http://repo.zabbix.com/zabbix/2.2/de...zabbix-release

or

http://repo.zabbix.com/zabbix/2.2/ub...zabbix-release

...which are zabbix 2.2.1 are everything I need in one package while the the packages listed under "zabbix" ie...

http://repo.zabbix.com/zabbix/2.2/de.../main/z/zabbix

or

http://repo.zabbix.com/zabbix/2.2/ub.../main/z/zabbix

which are 2.2.6 are the components.

So the choice is old (2.2.1) + easier install

or

up to date (2.2.6) + harder install.

Have I got that right? If I go for the out of date package how would I update this in the future?

Thanks...
 
Old 09-09-2014, 10:10 AM   #2
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If you want a newer package to install on Debian stable, then you can always build it from the source package in either testing or unstable and port that to stable (I'm assuming you're using Debian stable). The process is described here, with additional information about porting from testing or unstable here (to get the newer version in a package form for your current stable release of Debian.) Also note that the sid source does contain the newest version (2.2.6), so sid (unstable) is what you would want to use rather than testing (but again, ported from source, not directly installed).

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Old 09-09-2014, 11:19 AM   #3
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Zabbix 2.2 (Stable)
Server, Proxy, Agent, GUI 2.2.6 27 August, 2014

Stable vs. something "other than" stable.
 
Old 09-09-2014, 11:20 AM   #4
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Version 2.2.6 of zabbix-agent on Debian is available on the unstable release. It would not be a good idea to mix stable with unstable (or even testing) packages. I see that zabbix is not available on stable (Wheezy) packages but you can get it on wheezy-backports. It won't be version 2.2.6, however, but only 2.2.5.
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Old 09-10-2014, 10:43 PM   #5
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Version 2.2.6 of zabbix-agent on Debian is available on the unstable release. It would not be a good idea to mix stable with unstable (or even testing) packages.
Agreed. But Juc1 could port it to stable from the Sid source, rather than install the Sid package, and safely get version 2.2.6, as I mentioned in my previous post.
 
Old 09-10-2014, 11:42 PM   #6
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Agreed. But Juc1 could port it to stable from the Sid source, rather than install the Sid package, and safely get version 2.2.6, as I mentioned in my previous post.
Agreed also. I'd just question why the OP doesn't simply switch to Testing or Sid. Stable is for people who don't feel the need to have the latest version of packages.
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