LogStash packaged as a .deb for easier management & startup time

Description

As discussed on #logstash, creating a deb artefact as part of the build process, targeting Ubuntu 12.04 at first, would help with the following:

  • The jar would be unpacked to /opt/logstash (or similar). An unpacked jar is much faster than a packed one.

  • Providing a simple upstart config would allow `service logstash start` or similar to be used

  • Providing binary wrappers would make executing portions of logstash (eg, the web ui) easier.

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Assignee

Logstash Developers

Reporter

Michael Pearson

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Fix versions

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Configure