I'm seeing the following errors in my python.log after trying to install the pdf server:
2010-04-08 11:43:08,580 ERROR pdfhandler:453 - Execution of Firefox for i386 failed 2010-04-08 11:43:08,580 ERROR Execution of Firefox for i386 failed 2010-04-08 11:43:08,583 ERROR pdfhandler:584 - (500) Failed to generate a report using Firefox: Failed to start: Check that all Firefox dependencies are met
I've tried to make sure all of the dependicies are met
> rpm -aq | egrep 'Xvfb|fire|xauth' xorg-x11-xauth-1.0.1-2.1 xorg-x11-server-Xvfb-1.1.1-48.76.el5 firefox-3.0.19-1.el5_5
We are running Splunk 4.1.2 on SLES10_64Bit and we get the same error message. When i use
it´s not working. But when i use the same command with the 64 Bit version:
Everthing seems fine. I guess the pdf-server apps doesn´t recognize that Splunk is on 64Bit and chooses the wrong firefox binary....
So what can we do about this?
That should be all you need - can you try running firefox directly and see if it reports a useful error?
Assuming $SPLUNK_HOME is set to the directory Splunk is installed in, please try running:
This should result in a message "Error: cannot open display: none" if all the dependencies are met, but will (hopefully) result in a more useful message in this instance.
Update: In working with Gareth this past weekend. He asked me to try to install the "bitstream-vera-fonts" package.
yum install bitstream-vera-fonts
PDF Server now works properly!!!