Getting Data In

"No spec file for" errors for the default configuration of Add-on


When I was about to deploy add-on directory from cluster-master to indexers, I got a lot of "No spec file for" errors.
I didn't change for default configuration so I don't know why I got the errors.

I checked the other environment which is installed same add-on as the above using "splunk btool check --debug" command then I got the same messages.

The error messages were below;

./splunk btool check --debug | grep -v Checking
No spec file for: /opt/splunk/etc/users/admin/splunk_app_db_connect/local/dbx-ui-conn-prefs.conf
No spec file for: /opt/splunk/etc/users/admin/splunk_app_db_connect/local/dbx-ui-prefs.conf
No spec file for: /opt/splunk/etc/users/admin/splunk_app_for_nix/local/nix_view_prefs.conf
No spec file for: /opt/splunk/etc/users/admin/splunk_app_for_nix/local/unix.conf
No spec file for: /opt/splunk/etc/apps/Splunk_TA_jmx/local/jmx_servers.conf
No spec file for: /opt/splunk/etc/apps/Splunk_TA_jmx/local/jmx_tasks.conf
No spec file for: /opt/splunk/etc/apps/Splunk_TA_jmx/local/jmx_templates.conf

Please kindly tell me how to resolve the above.

0 Karma


Hi tom8h,

Late reply but I just solve this for us two days ago.
First of all, those are just warnings so no worries.

You can remove that by adding an empty file XXX.spec in the README directory
for the first one, it would be /opt/splunk/etc/users/admin/splunk_app_db_connect/REAMDE/dbx-ui-conn-prefs.conf.spec

Best Regards,

Get Updates on the Splunk Community!

Splunk APM & RUM | Upcoming Planned Maintenance

There will be planned maintenance of Splunk APM’s and Splunk RUM’s streaming infrastructure in the coming ...

Part 2: Diving Deeper With AIOps

Getting the Most Out of Event Correlation and Alert Storm Detection in Splunk IT Service Intelligence   Watch ...

User Groups | Upcoming Events!

If by chance you weren't already aware, the Splunk Community is host to numerous User Groups, organized ...