Deployment Architecture

Errors Uninstalling Apps with Deployment Server Preventing Splunkd restarts

Communicator

When uninstalling an app, the following errors are preventing splunkd for restarting:

03-30-2010 22:28:12.157 WARN  DeployedApplication - Uninstalling application: sample_app
03-30-2010 22:28:12.157 WARN  DeployedApplication - Removing app at location: /opt/splunk/etc/apps/sample_app
03-30-2010 22:30:06.068 ERROR IniFile - Cannot open ini file for parsing: No such file or directory
03-30-2010 22:30:06.068 ERROR ConfObjectManagerDB - Cannot initialize: /opt/splunk/etc/apps/sample_app/metadata/default.meta

I copied the entire default app/* structure (except search) to my deployment-apps directory on the deployment server. This file exists on the forwarders prior to the uninstallation. After a manual restart, everything seems to work fine.

I realize I can just set stateOnClient = disabled, but there may be cases when we want to completely remove custom apps.

Any idea what could be causing this problem?

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Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

It is likely to be this issue, which has been resolved in 4.0.10:

Deploying apps that do not contain a local directory will no longer cause Splunk to crash on the client. (SPL-29019, SPL-30225)

http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/4.0.10/ReleaseNotes/4.0.10

Communicator

Well I am using 4.0.10. It is true that my forwarders are not crashing, but the error is preventing the deployment process from restarting the deployment client

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