How To Install logster on debian 9

In this tutorial we learn how to install logster on debian 9. logster is Generate metrics from logfiles for Graphite and Ganglia

Introduction

In this tutorial we learn how to install logster on debian 9.

What is logster

Logster is a utility for reading log files and generating metrics in Graphite or Ganglia or Amazon CloudWatch. It is ideal for visualizing trends of events that are occurring in your application/system/error logs. For example, you might use logster to graph the number of occurrences of HTTP response code that appears in your web server logs. . Logster maintains a cursor, via logtail, on each log file that it reads so that each successive execution only inspects new log entries. In other words, a 1 minute crontab entry for logster would allow you to generate near real-time trends in Graphite or Ganglia or Amazon CloudWatch for anything you want to measure from your logs.

There are three ways to install logster on debian 9. We can use apt-get, apt and aptitude. In the following sections we will describe each method. You can choose one of them.

Install logster Using apt-get

Update apt database with apt-get using the following command.

sudo apt-get update

After updating apt database, We can install logster using apt-get by running the following command:

sudo apt-get -y install logster

Install logster Using apt

Update apt database with apt using the following command.

sudo apt update

After updating apt database, We can install logster using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install logster

Install logster Using aptitude

If you want to follow this method, you might need to install aptitude first since aptitude is usually not installed by default on debian. Update apt database with aptitude using the following command.

sudo aptitude update

After updating apt database, We can install logster using aptitude by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install logster

How To Uninstall logster on debian 9

To uninstall only the logster package we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get remove logster

Uninstall logster And Its Dependencies

To uninstall logster and its dependencies that are no longer needed by debian 9, we can use the command below:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove logster

Remove logster Configurations and Data

To remove logster configuration and data from debian 9 we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get -y purge logster

Remove logster configuration, data, and all of its dependencies

We can use the following command to remove logster configurations, data and all of its dependencies, we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge logster

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Summary

In this tutorial we learn how to install logster on debian 9 using different package management tools like apt, apt-get and aptitude.