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What is this error in dispatch process?

kkovanis
New Member
0400 ERROR DispatchProcess - String not found in literals.conf: DISPATCHCOMM:FAILED_TO_START_PROCESS

I need help finding out what this is and how to fix it.
Why is the dispatch process not working? What is dispatchcomm?
What do you use instead of literals.conf?

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VatsalJagani
Motivator

@kkovanis - Just make sure you have not made any changes to Splunk's internal configuration file or added any local literals.conf file.

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codebuilder
Influencer

Did you recently upgrade? literals.conf is deprecated. You should use messages.conf instead.

If you did not upgrade, make sure that literals.conf is owned by splunk:splunk and has appropriate read/write access ,and also that literals.conf contains valid stanzas and string definitions.

The dispatch process is what returns search results from your indexers to your search head(s).

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