I have tried Splunk Install on both VMware and Virtualbox Ubuntu Desktop version so I can use the graphical install interface. IN ALL CASES it does not work. In addition, the Splunk video introduction to the install doesn't load either on any operating system. If there is someone from Splunk that could address these issues it would be helpful since many of us don't want to use the CLI. Thanks
what graphical install are you referring to? what steps are you following? I have a Ubuntu desktop I can try and replicate on..
You're going to have to help us help you... what version of ubuntu? Which .deb Splunk file? 64 bit or 32 bit? Any error messages? What steps are you taking to actually install it? Just double mashing the deb, using your favorite package manager ui, or what?
Be as specific as possible if you want someone to replicate the issue and be able to help you.
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Speaking from experience, regardless of the package manager you are using, there's always going to be a need to use the terminal in nix environments. I understand the appeal of point and click, and drag and drop, but if that's what you want then you should use windows. If you're just trying to learn how to use Linux because "that's what we run Splunk on at work" then you're not doing yourself any favors by learning to install Splunk in the ubuntu UI. The odds of any enterprise Linux installs having a UI like xfce, kde, etc are slim to none and all Splunk admins have to / should know how to use the CLI.
That being said, here is the official documentation on how to install Splunk on Linux:
It uses the CLI
Jkat, I understand your reasoning, but doesn't that than defeat the purpose of having a Splunk .deb version???? We can all just use tar. I appreciate your feedback on this and I will resort to the CLI, although Linux GUI will soon become very common.
Don't hold your breath on the whole Linux UI thing... it's been "coming" for decades now and I still don't know a nix shop that uses any form of UI in production.
if you want nix with a gui, get a mac 😉
At least this has given me an excuse to update my ubuntu desktop machine. 14.04 >> 17.04 HERE I COME!!!
Will report back my experience trying gui based package install. What can I say, I love a challenge.