Repositories for APT and YUMedit

We have repositories available for APT and YUM-based distributions. Note that we provide binary packages, but no source packages.

We use the PGP key D88E42B4, Elasticsearch Signing Key, with fingerprint

4609 5ACC 8548 582C 1A26 99A9 D27D 666C D88E 42B4

to sign all our packages. It is available from https://pgp.mit.edu.

APTedit

To add the Beats repository for APT:

  1. Download and install the Public Signing Key:

    wget -qO - https://artifacts.elastic.co/GPG-KEY-elasticsearch | sudo apt-key add -
  2. You may need to install the apt-transport-https package on Debian before proceeding:

    sudo apt-get install apt-transport-https
  3. Save the repository definition to /etc/apt/sources.list.d/elastic-5.x.list:

    echo "deb https://artifacts.elastic.co/packages/5.x/apt stable main" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list.d/elastic-5.x.list
    Warning

    To add the Elastic repository, make sure that you use the echo method shown in the example. Do not use add-apt-repository because it will add a deb-src entry, but we do not provide a source package.

    If you have added the deb-src entry by mistake, you will see an error like the following:

    Unable to find expected entry 'main/source/Sources' in Release file (Wrong sources.list entry or malformed file)

    Simply delete the deb-src entry from the /etc/apt/sources.list file, and the installation should work as expected.

  4. Run apt-get update, and the repository is ready for use. For example, you can install Metricbeat by running:

    sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install metricbeat
  5. To configure the Beat to start automatically during boot, run:

    sudo update-rc.d metricbeat defaults 95 10

YUMedit

To add the Beats repository for YUM:

  1. Download and install the public signing key:

    sudo rpm --import https://packages.elastic.co/GPG-KEY-elasticsearch
  2. Create a file with a .repo extension (for example, elastic.repo) in your /etc/yum.repos.d/ directory and add the following lines:

    [elastic-5.x]
    name=Elastic repository for 5.x packages
    baseurl=https://artifacts.elastic.co/packages/5.x/yum
    gpgcheck=1
    gpgkey=https://artifacts.elastic.co/GPG-KEY-elasticsearch
    enabled=1
    autorefresh=1
    type=rpm-md

    Your repository is ready to use. For example, you can install Metricbeat by running:

    sudo yum install metricbeat
  3. To configure the Beat to start automatically during boot, run:

    sudo chkconfig --add metricbeat