yaala comes tar'ed and compressed with either GZip or BZip2 or as (source) RPM. Older files are available, but deprecated.


Sylvain Joyeux has made a debian package for yaala 0.7.2. Thank you very much :)

Also, users of gentoo linux can use the emerge system to install the yaala ebuild.

Install instructions

After downloading and extracting one of the above files, change into the newly created directory. If your perl-binary cannot be found at /usr/bin/perl you have to set it's location in the first line in the file named yaala. Other than that, you don't have to do anything, but I highly recommed to take a look at the file README.selections, since the selection-method is explained there. Also, there should be a list of all the fields and aggregation offered by the included input modules.

After you have choosen the information you are interested in you run yaala. Make sure that the option logtype is set appropriately. After yaala has finished you can find a bunch of documents in yaala-x.y.z/reports/ (or the directory you have set the directory option to). If you point your browser to the index.html in that directory you should see your report.

If you installed yaala using the RPM package there should be a cronjob which tries to run yaala once a day. In this case, yaala is located at /var/lib/yaala/ and the default config is /var/lib/yaala/common_log.conf.