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Error installing any app

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When I try to install any app from the zipped file, I get an error like:
There was an error processing the upload.

Looking in the splunkd.log file I see:

ERROR ScriptRunner - stderr from 'C:\Program Files\Splunk\etc\system\bin\appinstall.py': Traceback (most recent call last):
ERROR ScriptRunner - stderr from 'C:\Program Files\Splunk\etc\system\bin\appinstall.py': File "C:\Program Files\Splunk\bin\runScript.py", line 27, in <module>
ERROR ScriptRunner - stderr from 'C:\Program Files\Splunk\etc\system\bin\appinstall.py': filename=os.environ['SPLUNK_HOME'] + '/var/log/splunk/python.log',
ERROR ScriptRunner - stderr from 'C:\Program Files\Splunk\etc\system\bin\appinstall.py': File "C:\Program Files\Splunk\Python-2.7\Lib\os.py", line 423, in __getitem__
ERROR ScriptRunner - stderr from 'C:\Program Files\Splunk\etc\system\bin\appinstall.py': return self.data[key.upper()]
ERROR ScriptRunner - stderr from 'C:\Program Files\Splunk\etc\system\bin\appinstall.py': KeyError: 'SPLUNK_HOME'
ERROR AdminManager - External handler failed with code '1' and output: ''. See splunkd.log for stderr output.

I have tried adding a SPLUNK_HOME global environment variable and rebooted the machine and that didn't help. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Error installing any app

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tchristian,

Not a direct answer... but as a work around, you could unzip/untar (using something like WinRar/7-Zip) the file into the following location (for example, where $SPUNK_HOME is you installation location)...

$SPLUNK_HOME\etc\apps\ (This is where the Apps are stored anyway)

And the reboot Splunk, I find it's a lot quicker process than using the GUI (i'm assuming that's what you've done). I think the GUI version, does checks on the App package to check it's "in order".

Regards,

MHibbin

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Re: Error installing any app

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Doesn't resolve the issue, but does work around the problem. Thanks.

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Re: Error installing any app

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Splunk Employee

This is a known issue on windows with 4.3.0 and 4.3.1 :
Fix to come next version.

see http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/4.3.1/ReleaseNotes/Knownissues#Windows-specific_issues

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