- Version 5.3
- Version 5.2
On this page you can download the collectd sources as GZip or BZip2 compressed tar archive. Some Linux distributions provide binary packages of collectd – you can find links to the package description pages where appropriate. Also on this page are links to numerous user-provided binary packages which are provided as-is – we object any responsibility for these packages!
The packages available are:
These tarballs hold the collectd sources as published by the collectd developers. Version 5 is the new major version and backwards compatibility is very limited.
These tarballs hold the collectd sources as published by the collectd developers. This is the old stable version of collectd which is in widespread use but in the process of being phased out.
How to compile source packages
To compile these source packages you may need to install other libraries first, depending on the
features you want your built to have. A summary at the end of the
After downloading the package you need to unpack, compile and install the sources:
tar jxf collectd-version.tar.bz2
make all install
The main Git repository is
git://git.verplant.org/collectd.git. There's also a
web interface to browse the repository. If
you're using Github you might be interested in
the GitHub mirror.
Sebastian Harl provides daily snapshot tarballs of the development Git repository. Since they're automatically pulled from the repository they may be in any state possible, from including untested new code to being totally broken and not even build at all. Using these tarballs on a production system is highly discouraged. Using these tarballs to test new features and report bugs is very welcome, of course :)
Package for Debian
apt-get install collectd
Backports for Debian Etch
Users of fedora can use the official collectd fedora
For Red Hat, CentOS and fedora, there are collectd RPM packages in Dag Wieers' repository.
The following RPM packages have been contributed by other users and are provided as-is.
Building an source-RPM package
collectd includes sample
A FreeBSD port is available (FreshPorts.org page). You can install the collectd (binary) package using:
# pkg_add -r collectd
To install the port (source package), use:
# cd /usr/ports/net-mgmt/collectd
# make clean install
Thanks to Matt Peterson for creating this port and Krzysztof Stryjek for maintaining it. By the way, in case you were wondering, a “port” is basically the FreeBSD word for a “source package” - you can configure and compile collectd under FreeBSD without sourcecode modifications and without port, too.
The following are binary packages for Solaris that can be installed using pkgadd. The package is designed to run under a standard installation and therefore does not ship (many) plugins that link with third party libraries. If you need such plugins, you probably need to build the program yourself.
Use the following command to install such a package. See also the documentation at sunfreeware.com.
# pkgadd -d $FILE collectd
collectd on the
While there is no port of collectd itself to Microsoft Windows,
there is SSC Serv, a native Windows application that can collect
and dispatch performance data using the collectd network protocol. For more information please visit
Files of previous versions are still available.
Bugs are usually only fixed in the two most recent versions. If you ask on the mailing list about such bugs you're likely to get an unamiable answer.