If I install systemtap using apt-get on ubuntu precise, I get systemtap 1.6.

Building it from source is proving to be complicated as it requires kernel headers.

Is there an easy way to install this?

  • Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty has the latest version. Any chance upgrading is an option? That's probably the easiest method. – Seth May 19 '14 at 1:24
  • Thanks. Yes I know it is there on ubuntu trusty. But cannot upgrade as the software that we are using needs to be upgraded too and that will take a lot of time. So now I have resigned myself to seeing if I can upgrade on 12.04 via packages on 14.04 as a test cases at least – doon May 19 '14 at 6:35
  • Trying to install 14.04 packages on 12.04 will most likely not end well. I recommend you just compile it. – Seth May 19 '14 at 14:06

Kernel headers are easy to install: sudo apt-get install linux-headers-$(uname -r)

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