Building .deb packages
contrib/debian/ directory contains basic rules to build a
Debian package. It has been tested on Debian Jessie and Wheezy,
but should work, possibly with minor changes, if you have other
dpkg-based systems such as Ubuntu or Mint.
To build netdata for a Debian Jessie system, the debian directory has to be available in the root of the netdata source. The easiest way to do this is with a symlink:
~/netdata$ ln -s contrib/debian
Then build the debian package:
~/netdata$ dpkg-buildpackage -us -uc -rfakeroot
This should give a package that can be installed in the parent directory, which you can install manually with dpkg.
~/netdata$ ls ../*.deb ../netdata_1.0.0_amd64.deb ~/netdata$ sudo dpkg -i ../netdata_1.0.0_amd64.deb
Building for a Debian system without systemd
The included packaging is designed for modern Debian systems that are based on systemd. To build non-systemd packages (for example, for Debian wheezy), you will need to make a couple of minor updates first.
contrib/debian/rulesand adjust the
dhrule near the top to remove systemd (see comments in that file).
control.wheezy from contrib/Makefile* to control.
dpkg-statoverride --update --add --force root netdata 0775 /var/lib/netdata/registryfrom
contrib/debian/netdata.postinst.in. If you are going to handle the unique id file differently.
Then proceed as the main instructions above.
The recommended way to upgrade netdata packages built from this source is to remove the current package from your system, then install the new package. Upgrading on wheezy is known to not work cleanly; Jessie may behave as expected.