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'module' object has no attribute 'check_output'

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I am getting the following error while trying to execute the indexing test:

[2013-05-21 14:48:46,236] IdxTestSetup: Splunk restarted successfully
[2013-05-21 14:48:46,237] IdxTestSetup: Adding file monitor for the static dataset to be indexed
[2013-05-21 14:48:46,240] IdxTestSetup: Waiting for indexing to finish
[2013-05-21 14:48:46,241] IdxTestSetup: Using datagen record - looking for 183729363 events in the splunkitidxtest index
Added monitor of '/ssd1/splunkit/splunkit-server/data/static'.
[2013-05-21 14:49:16,270] IdxTestSetup: Exception - Terminating setup. Detail: 'module' object has no attribute 'check

Any help is appreciated.


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Re: 'module' object has no attribute 'check_output'

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Splunk Employee

Hi Martin,

It appears your python version is out of date. As mentioned in the INSTALL & QUICKSTART files, the splunkit-server role requires python 2.7+.

Specifically, this error is being thrown due to the checkoutput function in the subprocess module that was introduced in Python 2.7:

Let me know if any issues arise after upgrading python.



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I am getting the same error message with RHEL6.4. Do you really have to have python 7 installed? This is a tough requirement if you are using standard build of RHEL. Any ideas how to resolve the issue?


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