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Is there a way to write a script to download the latest Splunk version?

Builder

All,

I see there is a "got wget" option on the download page for Splunk, which is great, but that hardcodes me to that version. I am hoping to get something similar that always gets me the latest RPM. Anyone have an idea how I would do this?

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Re: Is there a way to write a script to download the latest Splunk version?

SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

You'll need a scriptable browser such as phantomJS. You could also use an IE com object if in windows.

Problem is, as soon as you automate the process, splunk will make website changes and break your script 😉

I have seen some people around here who have done it though. It is possible.

This seems to get the latest version of 6.4.0 without having to add the build number;
https://www.splunk.com/bin/splunk/DownloadActivityServlet?architecture=x86_64&platform=linux&version...

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Re: Is there a way to write a script to download the latest Splunk version?

Explorer

Had the EXACT same issue where I wanted to automate Splunk installs but didn't want to use expect scripts for variable inputs or have to hard code versions and keep the scripts updated - YUK!

You'll want to customize this but to just download the latest version, see URL's below. NO IDEA how long they'll last or if they'll break though. I have case open with Splunk on this now and just found this by tinkering with the URI's - fairly straightforward.

Via PowerShell:
Invoke-WebRequest "https://www.splunk.com/bin/splunk/DownloadActivityServlet?architecture=**x86_64**&platform=**windows..." -OutFile splunk-latest-installer.msi

Via wget:
wget -O splunk-latest-installer.rpm "https://www.splunk.com/bin/splunk/DownloadActivityServlet?architecture=**x86_64**&platform=**linux**..."