I was working with installing SplunkIT on a host here with Splunk installed, but the system has python 2.4.3
Instead i tried to point SplunkIT to the 2.7.x version of python included with Splunk but received errors about missing modules first the uuid module
-bash-3.2$ /ngs/app/splunkt/splunk/bin/python bin/gendata.py Traceback (most recent call last): File "bin/gendata.py", line 20, in <module> from pyro_server import * File "/ngs/app/splunkt/splunk/splunkit/splunkit-server/lib/pyro_server.py", line 17, in <module> import Pyro4 File "/ngs/app/splunkt/splunk/splunkit/splunkit-server/lib/Pyro4/__init__.py", line 67, in <module> from Pyro4.core import URI, Proxy, Daemon, callback, batch, async, Future File "/ngs/app/splunkt/splunk/splunkit/splunkit-server/lib/Pyro4/core.py", line 9, in <module> import logging, uuid ImportError: No module named uuid
then after i copied over a working uuid module into the splunk dir, it complained about others.
It appears we cannot use the pre-installed 2.7.3 splunk version included with Splunk installations in conjunction with SplunkIT?
I confirmed with the SplunkIT developer that the python version included in splunk even though 2.7.x is stripped down and does not include all the modules necessary.
You will need a full version of python to get the tests working easily, once i got a 2.7.5 instance of python compiled/installed the prebuilt python scripts worked.
As an alternative, there is an Splunk app called PyDen that will allow you to download and compile any version of Python you want, create a virtual environment, and install any PyPI packages you need to the environment. Once that's done you can add an simple import statement to the top of the script that needs the package and it will run under the environment instead of the built-in Splunk Python.