We recently released new package repositories for yum and apt targeted for the new Linux distribution. We will continue to maintain existing package repositories, so there is no need to immediately change your existing environment. Continue below for detailed installation methods for each.
In this entry, the existing package repository will be referred to as “v1” and the new repository as “v2”.
Regarding supported distributions
|yum v1||CentOS 6/7|
|yum v2||CentOS 7 or later|
|apt v1||Debian 7/8, Ubuntu 14.04/16.04|
|apt v2||Debian 8 or later、Ubuntu 16.04 or later|
v2 repository features
The v2 repository has the following features.
- Systemd direct support
- Drastic volume reduction for plugin packages
- gpg signature for SHA256
- Only offered for 64bit
Systemd direct support
We got rid of the SysVinit format startup file and now support Systemd directly. This will make running mackerel-agent more stable.
Additionally, logs are now output to Journal. You can check the mackerel-agent log with the following command.
sudo journalctl -u mackerel-agent.service
Drastic volume reduction for plugin packages
The build method was revised and the file sizes for the mackerel-agent-plugins and mackerel-check-plugins packages have been reduced to about 1/10th of the size. The current versions are as follows.
How to update the package repository from v1 to v2
If you would like to switch to an environment where mackerel-agent etc. is already installed to the v2 repository, you’ll first need to delete the package installed with the v1 repository, delete the v1 repository configuration body, then set up the v2 repository.
The procedure for each deletion is provided below.
Before deleting anything, we recommend that you backup the configuration file (/etc/mackerel-agent/mackerel-agent.conf, / etc / sysconfig / mackerel-agent, / etc / default / mackerel-agent) just in case.
yum v1 repository removal
sudo yum remove -y mackerel-agent mackerel-agent-plugins mackerel-check-plugins mkr sudo rm /etc/yum.repos.d/mackerel.repo sudo yum clean all
After completing this procedure, the configuration files will be renamed and saved as /etc/mackerel-agent/mackerel-agent.conf.rpmsave /etc/sysconfig/mackerel-agent.rpmsave.
apt v1 repository removal
- sudo apt-get remove -y mackerel-agent mackerel-agent-plugins mackerel-check-plugins mkr - sudo rm /etc/apt/sources.list.d/mackerel.list - sudo apt-key del C2B48821 - sudo apt-get clean
The configuration file will not be deleted by performing this procedure.
How to install the v2 repository
After completing the above procedures, install mackerel-agent. Please refer to the following link for installation instructions.
Regarding the Provisioning Toolchain
We will be supporting the officially offered Chef’s cookbook and Ansible’s Role in sequential order.