Until now there are packages (Server/Proxy) for Ubuntu and Debian e.g. which will install MySQL or PostgreSQL. Is there a chance to build packages which only provide the Zabbix binaries and leave the database installation to the administrator? I haven't tried to install the package without dependencies but it's kind of a dirty solution. For beginners the flavoured packages for the server and proxy installation is pretty cool but for advanced users it can be painful especially using configuration management tools like Puppet or Chef.