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 stable version of collectd and the one you should be using, if in doubt.
These tarballs hold the collectd sources as published by the collectd developers. This is the old stable version of collectd which is still in some 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 xf collectd-version.tar.bz2
make all install
The Git repository, along with issue tracker and Pull Requests, is hosted on GitHub at http://github.com/collectd/collectd/.
git clone git://github.com/collectd/collectd.git
More information is available in the development documentation.
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 :)
Debian / Ubuntu packages
Both, Debian and Ubuntu provide packages for collectd.
apt-get install collectd
Note: The package does not depend on all packages that are
required by all of the plugins. The file
Our continuous integration environment also builds Debian and Ubuntu packages if you need more up-to-date versions. Add the following Apt source:
# File /etc/apt/sources.list.d/pkg.ci.collectd.org.list
deb http://pkg.ci.collectd.org/deb distribution component
# deb http://pkg.ci.collectd.org/deb trusty collectd-5.6
Where distribution is one of
and component is one of
To verify downloaded packages, you need to add our continous integration PGP key to Apt:
gpg --recv-keys 3994D24FB8543576
gpg --export -a 3994D24FB8543576 | apt-key add -
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.
collectd is available for Solaris from OpenCSW. Packages are available for Solaris 10/11 on x86 and SPARC. The available packages are:
Use the following command to install the package:
pkgadd -d http://get.opencsw.org/now
/opt/csw/bin/pkgutil -i collectd
collectd on the
Support for Microsoft Windows is provided by SSC Serv,
a native Windows application that can collect and dispatch performance data using the collectd network
protocol. More information and a free-of-cost trial is available at
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.