Installing SystemTap on a Debian stable system

Installing the official packages

apt-get install systemtap linux-image-`uname -r`-dbg linux-headers-`uname -r`

To build systemtap yourself, see the README.

Installing a custom kernel

Debian's standard kernel works great with Systemtap, but if you still want to build your own custom kernel, do the following:

1. Use existing kernel config as a start: make oldconfig

2. make menuconfig (see SystemTapWithSelfBuiltKernel for the CONFIG options you need to have enabled)

3. make-kpkg clean

4. make-kpkg --initrd kernel_image

5. install the resulting package: dpkg -i xxxx.deb.

Also see the Debian package system entry on SystemTap

None: SystemtapOnDebian (last edited 2015-04-30 11:41:31 by SebastianBoehm)