New Auto-Built Icinga Package Repository

For some time now, Debian and Ubuntu users have enjoyed the convenience of auto-built packages from Formorer’s Icinga build server.
Now, we’re proud to announce for auto-built Icinga 1.x and Icinga 2 packages in SuSE and OpenSuSE, EPEL and Fedora, as well as Debian and Ubuntu.
These are intended to supplement (not replace!) the official Icinga packages maintained by the respective distributions; their thorough release and testing cycles are indispensible for users who need Icinga packages intended for productive environments.
As our auto-built packages are created by our Jenkins build server, we recommend these for users who want the latest Icinga version for their test systems.
For each distro you can choose from a ‘release’ directory for the latest Icinga version or nightly ‘snapshot’ directory, if you want to test a specific new feature or fix.


Hit up and let us know how you go on our feedback channel or under the relevant project’s ‘Packaging’ category on the development tracker.

Icinga Build / Package Server for Debian & Ubuntu

Though users appreciate the thorough release and testing cycles at, sometimes the latest Icinga is what you want, come what may. Indeed the current, official stable “squeeze” package for Icinga is a little behind Icinga’s fast release cycle at v1.0.2. Though more up-to-date backports are also available for “squeeze” and “lenny”, these still take some time and are dependent on us maintainers to upload to the repository.
So, to give users more flexibility, I’ve created an auto-builder that provides Debian and Ubuntu packages for Icinga:
You can choose from snapshot and stable builds, which are always based on the latest Icinga release – currently 1.6.1.
We recommend the stable builds (ending in –release), which are based on Debian uploads. But if you want to capture the very latest from the Debian repository, snapshot builds are available too.
To get the latest Icinga Core (Icinga Web is not included) in your desired package, just add one of the following lines to your sources list and replace $DISTRIBUTION with sid, squeeze, lenny, natty or lucid.
Snapshot build:

deb icinga-$DISTRIBUTION main”

Stable build:

deb icinga-$DISTRIBUTION-release main

If apt-get update fails with the improper keyring, import it with:

# wget -O – | apt-key add –

The curious can check the status of the build server at:
A quick installation guide for IDOUtils on Debian can also be found on the Icinga Wiki.
A big thank you goes to Dembach Goo Informatik and credativ for sponsoring the build server and some of my hours at the keyboard to bring this to life.
If you encounter any package specific problems, or would like to see a distribution added – you can find me on IRC (username: formorer) or leave a message below.