How To Install cacti-spine on Ubuntu 22.04

In this tutorial we learn how to install cacti-spine on Ubuntu 22.04. cacti-spine is Multi-Threading poller for cacti

Introduction

In this tutorial we learn how to install cacti-spine on Ubuntu 22.04.

What is cacti-spine

cacti-spine is:

Spine is a replacement for the default cmd.php poller in the cacti package. It primarily strives to be as fast as possible, and is designed for sites with large numbers of hosts and devices polled.

If the default poller provided by cacti works for you, then you should not use this package. You should only use this package if the default poller is unable to complete a polling cycle in the required amount of time.

There are three ways to install cacti-spine on Ubuntu 22.04. We can use apt-get, apt and aptitude. In the following sections we will describe each method. You can choose one of them.

Install cacti-spine Using apt-get

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

sudo apt-get update

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

sudo apt-get -y install cacti-spine

Install cacti-spine Using apt

Update apt database with apt using the following command.

sudo apt update

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

sudo apt -y install cacti-spine

Install cacti-spine 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 Ubuntu. Update apt database with aptitude using the following command.

sudo aptitude update

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

sudo aptitude -y install cacti-spine

How To Uninstall cacti-spine on Ubuntu 22.04

To uninstall only the cacti-spine package we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get remove cacti-spine

Uninstall cacti-spine And Its Dependencies

To uninstall cacti-spine and its dependencies that are no longer needed by Ubuntu 22.04, we can use the command below:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove cacti-spine

Remove cacti-spine Configurations and Data

To remove cacti-spine configuration and data from Ubuntu 22.04 we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get -y purge cacti-spine

Remove cacti-spine configuration, data, and all of its dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge cacti-spine

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Summary

In this tutorial we learn how to install cacti-spine package on Ubuntu 22.04 using different package management tools: apt, apt-get and aptitude.