How to install zabbix 5.2 on debian 10

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Install and configure Zabbix server for your platform (debian 10 buster)

Install Zabbix repository

# wget https://repo.zabbix.com/zabbix/5.2/debian/pool/main/z/zabbix-release/zabbix-release_5.2-1+debian10_all.deb

when run this command:

# dpkg -i zabbix-release_5.2-1+debian10_all.deb

i’ve got error:

dpkg: warning: 'ldconfig' not found in PATH or not executable
dpkg: warning: 'start-stop-daemon' not found in PATH or not executable
dpkg: error: 2 expected programs not found in PATH or not executable

Solution: If you use su to become root, you have to enter

# su  -
# dpkg -i zabbix-release_5.2-1+debian10_all.deb

Packege must install normally:

root@zabbix:~# dpkg -i zabbix-release_5.2-1+debian10_all.deb
Selecting previously unselected package zabbix-release.
(Reading database ... 36929 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack zabbix-release_5.2-1+debian10_all.deb ...
Unpacking zabbix-release (1:5.2-1+debian10) ...
Setting up zabbix-release (1:5.2-1+debian10) ...
Installing new version of config file /etc/apt/sources.list.d/zabbix.list ...
Installing new version of config file /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/zabbix-official-repo.gpg ...

Then run:

# apt update

Install Zabbix server, frontend, agent

in my case i chose nginx instead of apache web-server.

# apt install zabbix-server-mysql zabbix-frontend-php zabbix-nginx-conf zabbix-agent

In this instruction from zabbix it is not clear where the database server should have appeared. Therefore, we install mariadb-server

# apt-get install mariadb-server

 Create initial database

# mysql -uroot -p
password
mysql> create database zabbix character set utf8 collate utf8_bin;
mysql> create user zabbix@localhost identified by 'password';
mysql> grant all privileges on zabbix.* to zabbix@localhost;
mysql> quit;

On Zabbix server host import initial schema and data. You will be prompted to enter your newly created password.

# zcat /usr/share/doc/zabbix-server-mysql*/create.sql.gz | mysql -u zabbix -p zabbix

Configure the database for Zabbix server

Edit file /etc/zabbix/zabbix_server.conf

DBPassword=password

Starting from version 5.0, Zabbix frontend requires PHP version 7.2 or later. Unfortunately, older versions of Debian & Ubuntu provide only PHP versions below 7.2.

Restart web-server.

Open Zabbix frontend URL in a browser. If you have installed Zabbix from packages, the URL is:

  • for Apache: http://<server_ip_or_name>/zabbix
  • for Nginx: http://<server_ip_or_name>

You should see the first screen of the frontend installation wizard.

How to install zabbix 5.2 on debian 10

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