Getting Data In

Universal Forwarder Download Page

bandit
Motivator

http://www.splunk.com/download/universalforwarder

Seems to be missing the Power PC "ppc" in the version title. May lead to someone pulling down the wrong binary.

Also, are not the following two packages the same other than one being a tar and the other being an rpm? Why does one have "2.6" in the name and the other does not?

splunkforwarder-6.1.4-233537-Linux-x86_64.tgz
splunkforwarder-6.1.4-233537-linux-2.6-x86_64.rpm

This one is also confusing for the 32-bit linux links.
Are the tar and the rpm the same package or does the i386 and i686 designate a different chip set (i.e. intel vs pentium pro)?

splunkforwarder-6.1.4-233537-Linux-i686.tgz
splunkforwarder-6.1.4-233537.i386.rpm

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bandit
Motivator

Ok, I've compared the rpm and tgz binaries mentioned above and their contents are the same build.

My request is that you please align the base names.

i.e. one shouldn't have i686 in the base name and the other i386 when the contents of the rpm and tgz are the same.
change:
splunkforwarder-6.1.4-233537-Linux-i686.tgz
splunkforwarder-6.1.4-233537.i386.rpm
to:
splunkforwarder-6.1.4-233537-Linux-i686.tgz
splunkforwarder-6.1.4-233537-Linux-i686.rpm

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bandit
Motivator

I used rpm2cpio to extract the contents from the rpm to compare against the tar file.
example: rpm2cpio splunkforwarder-6.1.4-233537.i386.rpm | cpio -idmv
I then used beyond compare www.scootersoftware.com to run the comparison of the tgz vs the rpm.

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