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Errors on installing universal forwarder via apt package on ubuntu 12.04

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When installing the universal forwarder apt package on an ubuntu 12.04 64bit server following error messages occur:

~$ sudo dpkg -i splunkforwarder-6.1.1-207789-linux-2.6-amd64.deb
[sudo] password for ...: 
Selecting previously unselected package splunkforwarder.
(Reading database ... 214865 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking splunkforwarder (from splunkforwarder-6.1.1-207789-linux-2.6-amd64.deb) ...
useradd: invalid home directory '12576SPLUNK_HOME'
Setting up splunkforwarder (6.1.1) ...
/var/lib/dpkg/info/splunkforwarder.postinst: line 85: 12611SPLUNK_HOME/etc/splunk-launch.conf: No such file or directory
touch: cannot touch `12611SPLUNK_HOME/ftr': No such file or directory
/var/lib/dpkg/info/splunkforwarder.postinst: line 103: 12611SPLUNK_HOME/ftr: No such file or directory
/var/lib/dpkg/info/splunkforwarder.postinst: line 128: 12611SPLUNK_HOME/ftr: No such file or directory
chown: invalid user: `12611USER:12611GROUP'
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Why do these errors occur and what can we do to fix them.

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Re: Errors on installing universal forwarder via apt package on ubuntu 12.04

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Hi mprilop,

see this http://answers.splunk.com/answers/135483/install-on-ubuntu-1404-fails, it's a known issue and Splunk Dev is working on it.

cheers, MuS

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Re: Errors on installing universal forwarder via apt package on ubuntu 12.04

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