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Getting errors when trying to start Splunk.

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I am getting this message, when i want to start splunk.

This appears to be your first time running this version of Splunk.
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/www/htdocs/v137538/splunk/lib/python2.7/site-packages/splunk/clilib/cli.py", line 17, in
import splunk.clilib.clicommon as comm
File "/www/htdocs/v137538/splunk/lib/python2.7/site-packages/splunk/clilib/cli
common.py", line 5, in
import xml.etree.cElementTree as et
File "/usr/lib/python2.6/xml/etree/cElementTree.py", line 3, in
from _elementtree import *
File "", line 147, in
AttributeError: 'module' object has no attribute 'fromstringlist'

So I cant start Splunk.

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Re: Starting Problem

Motivator

For some reason Splunk imports xml.etree.cElementTree in cli_common.py from /usr/lib/python2.6 instead of /www/htdocs/v137538/splunk/lib/python2.7/xml/etree/cElementTree.py (where you installed Splunk)

Is there a chance that your PYTHONPATH is somehow set to /usr/lib/python2.6/?

Maybe this will help:

#export PYTHONPATH=/www/htdocs/v137538/splunk/lib/python2.7/
#/www/htdocs/v137538/splunk/bin/splunk start
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Re: Starting Problem

Contributor

Clear now. The problem disappeared when I did "./splunk start" with user splunk.

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