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Installing 8.0.1 on Fedora server. Have an error that I am just missing.


During the setup, when going to have Splunk run on boot up, I run this command (after editing /etc/init.d/splunk)

sudo /opt/splunk/bin/splunk enable boot-start -systemd-managed 0 -user splunk

But rather than it run correctly, I get the following.

execve: No such file or directory
while running command /sbin/chkconfig

At work, we use RedHat with Systemd disabled for Splunk. (Note we deployed to 7.0 and have updated over time, so the servers do have systemd now, just not using it for splunk, and the boot-start was there already). Testing on Fedora for a new QA server. First time dealing with it. I know its something stupid, but missing it.

Any help would be great.

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I had to install chkconfig: 

yum install chkconfig


Loves-to-Learn Lots

Installing chkconfig .did not resolved the issue for me.

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I have the same error on RHEL7.8 using ansible command module


It was working with  splunkforwarder 7.X

Any solution found ?

- name: enable boot-start -user usersplunk                                           
  command: /usr/product/splunkforwarder/bin/splunk enable boot-start -user usersplunk


TASK [system.installSplunkUF : enable boot-start -user usersplunk] *************
Wednesday 17 June 2020  09:27:11 +0200 (0:00:00.456)       0:00:46.208 ********
fatal: [servera]: FAILED! => {"changed": true, "cmd": ["/usr/product/splunkforwarder/bin/splunk", "enable", "boot-start",
"-user", "usersplunk"], "delta": "0:00:00.004867", "end": "2020-06-17 09:27:11.958096", "msg": "non-zero return code", "rc": 8,
"start": "2020-06-17 09:27:11.953229", "stderr": "execve: No such file or directory\n  while running command /sbin/chkconfig",
"stderr_lines": ["execve: No such file or directory", "  while running command /sbin/chkconfig"], "stdout": "", "stdout_lines
": []}
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