A New Home for Linux Packages

Starting with Vector’s 0.34.0 release, the deb and rpm packages will have a new home at vector.dev courtesy of Datadog.

We will continue to maintain the existing timber.io hosting until February 28th, but we will not publish future minor release versions to them starting with the next release, 0.35.0. Any patch releases for 0.34.0 will be published to the existing repositories, as well as the new ones.

On February 28th, the timber.io package repositories will be decommissioned. All future minor releases will only be published to the new vector.dev package repositories and not to the timber.io repositories.

We aim to make this a seamless transition by providing time for you to switch repositories, as well as by publishing previous versions of Vector with the new repository as a drop-in replacement, so you don’t have to update your Vector version at the same time.

If you have any questions or concerns don’t hesitate to reach out on Discord or Discussions!

Migration guide

The following command removes the existing repository and configures the new repository.

CSM_MIGRATE=true bash -c "$(curl -L https://setup.vector.dev)"

Alternatively, CSM_MIGRATE may be left unset to leave the removal of the existing repository to your discretion.

Manual step-by-step instructions

APT 1. Remove the existing repository:
rm "/etc/apt/sources.list.d/timber-vector.list"
  1. Run the following commands to set up APT to download through HTTPS:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install apt-transport-https curl gnupg
  1. Run the following commands to set up the Vector deb repo on your system and create a Datadog archive keyring:
echo "deb [signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/datadog-archive-keyring.gpg] https://apt.vector.dev/ stable vector-0" | sudo tee "/etc/apt/sources.list.d/vector.list"
sudo touch /usr/share/keyrings/datadog-archive-keyring.gpg
sudo chmod a+r /usr/share/keyrings/datadog-archive-keyring.gpg
curl https://keys.datadoghq.com/DATADOG_APT_KEY_CURRENT.public | sudo gpg --no-default-keyring --keyring /usr/share/keyrings/datadog-archive-keyring.gpg --import --batch
curl https://keys.datadoghq.com/DATADOG_APT_KEY_F14F620E.public | sudo gpg --no-default-keyring --keyring /usr/share/keyrings/datadog-archive-keyring.gpg --import --batch
curl https://keys.datadoghq.com/DATADOG_APT_KEY_C0962C7D.public | sudo gpg --no-default-keyring --keyring /usr/share/keyrings/datadog-archive-keyring.gpg --import --batch
  1. Run the following commands to update your local apt repo and install Vector:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install vector
  1. Remove the existing repository:
rm "/etc/yum.repos.d/timber-vector.repo"
  1. Run the following commands to set up the Vector rpm repo on your system:
cat <<EOF > /etc/yum.repos.d/vector.repo
name = Vector
baseurl = https://yum.vector.dev/stable/vector-0/\$basearch/

Note: If you are running RHEL 8.1 or CentOS 8.1, use repo_gpgcheck=0 instead of repo_gpgcheck=1 in the configuration above.

  1. Update your packages and install Vector:
sudo yum makecache
sudo yum install vector


  • While the existing packages were migrated without rebuilding them, the RPM packages were re-signed with a Datadog GPG key. This will cause checksums to not match between equivalent packages from vector.dev and timber.io.
  • Once packages are released only to vector.dev, APT packages will be signed by a Datadog GPG key. This update will be announced in advance.