Though users appreciate the thorough release and testing cycles at packages.debian.org, 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: http://icingabuild.dus.dg-i.net/

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 http://icingabuild.dus.dg-i.net/ icinga-$DISTRIBUTION main”

Stable build:

deb http://icingabuild.dus.dg-i.net/ icinga-$DISTRIBUTION-release main

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

# wget -O – http://icingabuild.dus.dg-i.net/icinga-key.pub | apt-key add –

The curious can check the status of the build server at: http://icingabuild.dus.dg-i.net/jenkins/

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.