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What is it?
The blackbox exporter allows blackbox probing of endpoints over HTTP, HTTPS, DNS, TCP and ICMP. These would be similar to 'active checks' in Icinga.
Since Go and Debian versioning practices differ very much and there does not seem to be any solution that actually works without requiring a PhD in Debian Package management, fpm is used to build the deb.
- Check out the version of blackbox_exporter you wanna build, make sure it is in appropriate place in your gopath
fpm -s dir -t deb -n prometheus-blackbox-exporter -v `cat VERSION` -C out/ -p prometheus-blackbox-exporter_VERSION_ARCH.deb