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Questions about installing Splunk as different user (non root)?

Path Finder

hi splunkers

i have few question regarding the installation of splunk as non root users

1 --> is it mandatory to use rpm file to install splunk as different user??

2 --> why can't we use tar file for such installation.?

3 --> when am trying to install splunk in my own created directory using splunk rpm file, am using the following command

rpm -i --prefix=/apps/ splunkforwarder-6.4.2-00f5bb3fa822-linux-2.6-x86_64.rpm

it is giving me the following output

warning: splunkforwarder-6.4.2-00f5bb3fa822-linux-2.6-x86_64.rpm: Header V4 DSA/SHA1 Signature, key ID 653fb112: NOKEY
package splunkforwarder-6.4.2-00f5bb3fa822.x86_64 is already installed

so i ran the other command rpm -ql splunkforwarder-6.4.2-00f5bb3fa822-linux-2.6-x86_64.rpm to check where the package is installed and the output is package splunkforwarder-6.4.2-00f5bb3fa822-linux-2.6-x86_64.rpm is not installed

can you please point me where i am doing mistake??

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SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

1 --> is it mandatory to use rpm file to install splunk as different user??

You can download the tarball and do this instead

mkdir /opt/splunkforwarder
tar -zxvf splunkforwarder.tgz -C /opt/splunkforwarder
chown -R bob. /opt/splunkforwarder
/opt/splunkforwarder/bin/splunk enable boot-start -user bob

2 --> why can't we use tar file for such installation.?

You can...

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3 --> when am trying to install splunk in my own created directory using splunk rpm file, am using the following command

Do you want help here still or are the 2 answers above good?

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SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

1 --> is it mandatory to use rpm file to install splunk as different user??

You can download the tarball and do this instead

mkdir /opt/splunkforwarder
tar -zxvf splunkforwarder.tgz -C /opt/splunkforwarder
chown -R bob. /opt/splunkforwarder
/opt/splunkforwarder/bin/splunk enable boot-start -user bob

2 --> why can't we use tar file for such installation.?

You can...

alt text

3 --> when am trying to install splunk in my own created directory using splunk rpm file, am using the following command

Do you want help here still or are the 2 answers above good?

View solution in original post

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Path Finder

if it is possible can you please help me in question 3

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Path Finder

Thanks for reply and making my questions clear.

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