Getting Data In
Highlighted

Ubuntu Desktop version install - .deb fails to install

Path Finder

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

0 Karma
Highlighted

Re: Ubuntu Desktop version install - .deb fails to install

Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

hi dxw350!

what graphical install are you referring to? what steps are you following? I have a Ubuntu desktop I can try and replicate on..

0 Karma
Highlighted

Re: Ubuntu Desktop version install - .deb fails to install

SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

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.

0 Karma
Highlighted

Re: Ubuntu Desktop version install - .deb fails to install

Path Finder

Here is the details.

  1. I downloaded the latest Splunk .deb 64-bit on the latest Ubuntu desktop 64-bit version 17.04.
  2. I first tried on the latest VMware with all memory requirements and sizing needed for Ubuntu 2048M memory and 10G storage. Once installed I loaded the Splunk .deb on the virtual Ubuntu through Firefox
  3. Afer successful download I tried to doubleclick "install" and it stayed in a frozen state "calculating". Note this also was the same result in the latest version of Virtualbox
Highlighted

Re: Ubuntu Desktop version install - .deb fails to install

SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

Which package manager did you install with ubuntu?

0 Karma
Highlighted

Re: Ubuntu Desktop version install - .deb fails to install

SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

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:
http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/6.6.2/Installation/InstallonLinux

It uses the CLI

View solution in original post

Highlighted

Re: Ubuntu Desktop version install - .deb fails to install

Path Finder

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.

0 Karma
Highlighted

Re: Ubuntu Desktop version install - .deb fails to install

SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

Never said you had to use the tarball. You should use dpkg with the deb.

dpkg -i /path/to/file.deb
0 Karma
Highlighted

Re: Ubuntu Desktop version install - .deb fails to install

SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

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.

0 Karma
Highlighted

Re: Ubuntu Desktop version install - .deb fails to install

Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

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.