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reinstalling splunk enterprise - RESOLVED

Path Finder

splunk was installed on a machine and we wanted to reinstall it.

What I did is I stopped Splunk, removed directory and restarted server.

I still got this error so I went to the run level and removed the process from runnig and took server restart.

Still I am facing the same issue of "package splunk-6.5.3-36937ad027d4.x86_64 is already installed"

Please let me know how can I install splunk and begin configuration again.

[splunk@Search3~]$ sudo rpm -ivh /opt/splunk-6.5.3-36937ad027d4-linux-2.6-x8664.rpm
warning: /opt/splunk-6.5.3-36937ad027d4-linux-2.6-x86
64.rpm: Header V4 DSA/SHA1 Signature, key ID 653fb112: NOKEY
Preparing... ################################# [100%]
package splunk-6.5.3-36937ad027d4.x86_64 is already installed

Thanks.
Vikram.

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Re: reinstalling splunk enterprise - RESOLVED

Legend

Hi vikram_m,
you have to remove package from RPM

rpm -e package splunk-6.5.3-36937ad027d4.x86_64.rpm

and after reinstall it.
Bye.
Giuseppe

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Re: reinstalling splunk enterprise - RESOLVED

Path Finder

Thanks Giuseppe

but I tried this command and had a server restart still I am getting the same error. 😞

Thanks.
Vikram.

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Legend

try to use tar instead rpm, you have only to create splunk user and splunk group (if they aren't for the previous installation).
Bye.
Giuseppe

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Path Finder

Installed 7.2.6 on a new server (Fedora 30) at home. Did this exact same thing. Thanks for this post. As a newbie to Linux, this saved me a lot of grief.

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I have the same issue but in windows. Could you advise how i could reinstall splunk?

kind regards

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Contributor

Try this sudo rpm -ivh /opt/splunk-6.5.3-36937ad027d4-linux-2.6-x86_64.rpm --force

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Path Finder

Thanks this force command worked.

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Path Finder

I give klaxdal a plus point because it works

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