td-agent is a stable distribution package of fluentd, which is maintained by Arm Treasure Data.
Currently, only "Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / Precise" and "Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / Lucid" are supported.
Add the Treasure Data app packages repository to your sources list. This command sets up app package for you:
$ curl -L http://toolbelt.treasure-data.com/sh/install-ubuntu-precise.sh | sh
$ curl -L http://toolbelt.treasure-data.com/sh/install-ubuntu-lucid.sh | sh
/etc/init.d/td-agent script is also provided to start, stop, or restart the agent.
$ /etc/init.d/td-agent start
$ /etc/init.d/td-agent stop
$ /etc/init.d/td-agent restart
The logs are located under /var/log/td-agent. The daemon is running in td-agent user and td-agent group.
The config file is located at /etc/td-agent/td-agent.conf. After its modification, restart the agent.