Ubuntu 12.04 Precise 64bits

Installation instructions

wget -qO- https://dl.packager.io/srv/pkgr/statsd/key | sudo apt-key add -
sudo wget -O /etc/apt/sources.list.d/statsd.list \
  https://dl.packager.io/srv/pkgr/statsd/pkgr/installer/ubuntu/12.04.repo
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install statsd

Note: You might need to apt-get install wget apt-transport-https for the above instructions to work.

The package will automatically install and launch the statsd process on localhost:8125. The configuration file can be edited in /etc/statsd/config.js.

Do not forget to restart the service after an upgrade, or after you changed the configuration:

bash sudo service statsd restart

You can look at the logs by doing:

bash sudo statsd logs [--tail]

If you need to install additional NPM modules (for custom backends for instance), you can do so with:

bash sudo statsd run npm install [NAME]

Or you can also drop files into the /opt/statsd/backends folder. Any additional file there will be kept even when upgrading.

Enjoy!