I've been working on a set of shell scripts to help automate upgrading splunk. So far I've pretty much gotten working as far as downloading the installer (.deb in this case) and running through the upgrade. What I'd like to do now is make it check the installed version against the downloaded version and either update it if the downloaded version is newer or abort if the installed version is newer.
Also, if anyone has found a way to get a clean url, ie. http:///latest/release, instead of the mess you get now.
Given you're working with .deb, what stops you from putting up a local apt repository and hosting Splunk from there? Then when you put a new version of Splunk there a simple
apt-get update will get the newest version if and only if it is necessary...
One reason is that I'm attempting to make the script usable by anyone so it's not just personal use. Another is that setting up a repository seems like a lot of work, especially if I went with multiple servers.
If I could get this solution working it would be as easy as downloading the main script, running it (which it retrieves the latest upgrade script already) and waiting for it to finish.