Installing innotop on FreeBSD and Gentoo

I recently got a message letting me know FreeBSD users will soon be able to install the innotop MySQL and InnoDB monitor through ports. Gentoo GNU/Linux users can find innotop in Portage.

FreeBSD adds innotop to ports

When this is finalized, FreeBSD users will be able to install innotop with the following commands:

cd /usr/ports/databases/innotop
make all install

This is great news. It makes innotop easier to find, install and use. It also means a lot to me that a FreeBSD maintainer thinks innotop is worth including in ports.

You can track the status of the PR at ports/104722: New port: databases/innotop.

innotop ebuilds for Gentoo

I’ve had an open request to add innotop on the Gentoo bug system for a long time, and it appears to have stagnated. Since I’m no Gentoo developer, please do give feedback if you have any.

Since the Gentoo bug doesn’t seem to be getting any attention, I’ve also opened an innotop new-ebuild bug report with the fine folks at breakmygentoo. This might result in innotop being included in their Portage overlay.

Edit One of the Gentoo developers saw this post and added innotop to the main Portage tree! Thank you! Gentoo users can now install innotop like this:

emerge innotop


I'm Baron Schwartz, the founder and CEO of VividCortex. I am the author of High Performance MySQL and lots of open-source software for performance analysis, monitoring, and system administration. I contribute to various database communities such as Oracle, PostgreSQL, Redis and MongoDB. More about me.