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Splunk install on MacOS is not working

PSIPol
New Member

the command-line script

(clear; '/Applications/Splunk/bin/splunk' ftr
--accept-license || touch "/tmp/splunk_start_failed_6986"); rm "/tmp/splunk_start_running_3397"

aborted w/ this error:

This appears to be your first time running this version of Splunk.
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/Applications/Splunk/lib/python2.7/site-packages/splunk/clilib/cli.py", line 17, in <module>
    import splunk.clilib.cli_common as comm
  File "/Applications/Splunk/lib/python2.7/site-packages/splunk/clilib/cli_common.py", line 10, in <module>
    from xml.sax import saxutils
  File "/Applications/Splunk/lib/python2.7/xml/sax/saxutils.py", line 6, in <module>
    import os, urlparse, urllib, types
  File "/Applications/Splunk/lib/python2.7/urllib.py", line 1440, in <module>
    from _scproxy import _get_proxy_settings, _get_proxies
ImportError: dlopen(/Applications/Splunk/lib/python2.7/lib-dynload/_scproxy.so, 2): Symbol not found: _inflateValidate
  Referenced from: /System/Library/Frameworks/ImageIO.framework/Versions/A/Resources/libPng.dylib
  Expected in: /Applications/Splunk/lib/libz.1.dylib
 in /System/Library/Frameworks/ImageIO.framework/Versions/A/Resources/libPng.dylib
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garrettdavidson
Engager

Are you running the High Sierra beta? I'm on the beta and seeing the same issue.

Update:
Just did some poking around and made some progress. I noticed that the error is coming from /Applications/Splunk/lib/libz.1.dylib. Going there, I discovered that the offending library is an alias to lib.1.2.8.dylib in the same folder. I replaced this alias with an alias to /usr/lib/libz.1.dylib (which is aliased to by /usr/lib/libz.1.2.8.dylib). This got past the original error and ./splunk ftr succeeded. However, now I'm getting the following:

➜  ~ /Applications/Splunk/bin/splunk start

Splunk> The IT Search Engine.

Checking prerequisites...
    Checking http port [8000]: open
    Checking mgmt port [8089]: open
    Checking appserver port [127.0.0.1:8065]: open
    Checking kvstore port [8191]: open
    Checking configuration...  Done.
        Creating: /Applications/Splunk/var/lib/splunk
        Creating: /Applications/Splunk/var/run/splunk
        Creating: /Applications/Splunk/var/run/splunk/appserver/i18n
        Creating: /Applications/Splunk/var/run/splunk/appserver/modules/static/css
        Creating: /Applications/Splunk/var/run/splunk/upload
        Creating: /Applications/Splunk/var/spool/splunk
        Creating: /Applications/Splunk/var/spool/dirmoncache
        Creating: /Applications/Splunk/var/lib/splunk/authDb
        Creating: /Applications/Splunk/var/lib/splunk/hashDb
New certs have been generated in '/Applications/Splunk/etc/auth'.
    Checking critical directories...    Done
    Checking indexes...
homePath='/Applications/Splunk/var/lib/splunk/audit/db' of index=_audit on unusable filesystem.
Validating databases (splunkd validatedb) failed with code '1'.  If you cannot resolve the issue(s) above after consulting documentation, please file a case online at http://www.splunk.com/page/submit_issue

The important part here is homePath='/Applications/Splunk/var/lib/splunk/audit/db' of index=_audit on unusable filesystem.. It appears that Splunk blindly refuses to run on an APFS partitioned disk. ¯\(ツ)

Update Part 2:
I got it working!
Thanks to this answer, I learned that I just needed to add the line OPTIMISTIC_ABOUT_FILE_LOCKING = 1 to my /Applications/Splunk/etc/splunk-launch.conf. Doing this got Splunk to properly launch on my Mac. However, I imagine that filesystem check is there for a reason, so use at your own risk. It seems that it just has to do with file locking, so worst case is probably that you risk a corrupt Splunk database, but I can't say for sure.

stanlastsplunk
Engager

Had the same, thanks to your post I was able to solve with changing link

ln -hfs /usr/lib/libz.1.dylib /Applications/Splunk/lib/libz.1.dylib

,Had the same issue after upgrade to High Sierra, solved the same as you with
ln -hfs /usr/lib/libz.1.dylib /Applications/Splunk/lib/libz.1.dylib
and adding OPTIMISTIC_ABOUT_FILE_LOCKING = 1 to config

sunilsk1
Path Finder

Thanks a LOT ! . this Solved for me as well ! !
Adding a little detailed step :
1. Navigate to the directory of your splunk installation cd /Applications/Splunk/lib
2. ln -hfs /usr/lib/libz.1.dylib /Applications/Splunk/lib/libz.1.dylib
3. vi /Applications/Splunk/etc/splunk-launch.conf
4. add the line OPTIMISTIC_ABOUT_FILE_LOCKING = 1

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pwinchester_spl
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

Thanks for the step by step instructions, I have used this to get my local Splunk instance working too.

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bamdemichael_sp
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

This Worked for me as well. Thank you very much!

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PSIPol
New Member

I am! Ohhhh...

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garrettdavidson
Engager

@PSIPol, I just got it working, though I make no promises that my solution is a good one.

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lfedak_splunk
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

Hey @PSIPol, were you able to successfully install Splunk? If not, did you already use this documentation for the install process? http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/6.6.2/SearchTutorial/InstallSplunk

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PSIPol
New Member

It didn't work, no. 😞

I did try that....

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lfedak_splunk
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

Ah! Do you want to join our Slack and see if the general channel or new user channel could help you? I'm just a community moderator, so beyond the docs I don't know how to decipher the error messages. http://splk.it/slack You can follow that link if you want to try there!

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ChrisG
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

Did you try just removing it, then downloading and installing again?

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PSIPol
New Member

I did. Same error:

This appears to be your first time running this version of Splunk.
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/Applications/Splunk/lib/python2.7/site-packages/splunk/clilib/cli.py", line 17, in <module>
    import splunk.clilib.cli_common as comm
  File "/Applications/Splunk/lib/python2.7/site-packages/splunk/clilib/cli_common.py", line 10, in <module>
    from xml.sax import saxutils
  File "/Applications/Splunk/lib/python2.7/xml/sax/saxutils.py", line 6, in <module>
    import os, urlparse, urllib, types
  File "/Applications/Splunk/lib/python2.7/urllib.py", line 1440, in <module>
    from _scproxy import _get_proxy_settings, _get_proxies
ImportError: dlopen(/Applications/Splunk/lib/python2.7/lib-dynload/_scproxy.so, 2): Symbol not found: _inflateValidate
  Referenced from: /System/Library/Frameworks/ImageIO.framework/Versions/A/Resources/libPng.dylib
  Expected in: /Applications/Splunk/lib/libz.1.dylib
 in /System/Library/Frameworks/ImageIO.framework/Versions/A/Resources/libPng.dylib
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PSIPol
New Member

Also tried the .tgz, same problem.

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