Since Vector depends on version 3.10 or higher, the packages currently available on most Linux distro repositories would not suffice. Until newer versions are available in the repositories, you should be able to install PCP from binary packages made available by the PCP project on Bintray or build it from source.
To install using the official PCP binaries, first you need to import the repo key:
$ curl 'https://bintray.com/user/downloadSubjectPublicKey?username=pcp' | sudo apt-key add -
And include the correct repo URLs:
$ echo "deb https://dl.bintray.com/pcp/trusty trusty main" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list
$ echo "deb https://dl.bintray.com/pcp/jessie jessie main" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list
Once that is done, you should be able to update your package list:
$ sudo apt-get update
And install the required PCP packages:
$ sudo apt-get install pcp pcp-webapi
That’s it! Now PCP should be installed and running on your system!
To build PCP from source, get the current version of the source code:
$ git clone git://git.pcp.io/pcp
Check that pre-requisites such as libmicrohttpd headers/libraries and pkgconfig are installed.
To automatically install build-time dependencies on a Debian-based distro:
$ apt-get build-dep pcp
To automatically install build-time dependencies on a RedHat-based distro:
$ yum-builddep -y pcp
Next, build and install:
$ cd pcp $ ./configure --prefix=/usr --sysconfdir=/etc --localstatedir=/var --with-webapi $ make $ groupadd -r pcp $ useradd -c "Performance Co-Pilot" -g pcp -d /var/lib/pcp -M -r -s /usr/sbin/nologin pcp $ make install
More information on how to build Performance Co-Pilot from source can be found at: