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How to automate a silent installation of a Splunk universal forwarder on Solaris using the PKG file?

chawagon03
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Hello fellow Splunkers,

Have any of you been able to install Splunk Universal Forwarder on Solaris using the PKG file? I'm trying to script it so that it is installed silently without any interactions. Has anyone been able to achieve this?

Might be a basic one, but can't seem to find that answer anywhere.

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chawagon03
Path Finder

I actually solved my own question after I posted this. Read on pkgadd running as silent and you have to create an 'admin' file to go with it. So the actual command that I used is

pkgadd -a <path to admin file> -d <path to splunk package> all

and the admin file that you have to create looks like this

mail=
instance=overwrite
partial=nocheck
runlevel=nocheck
idepend=nocheck
rdepend=nocheck
space=nocheck
setuid=nocheck
conflict=nocheck
action=nocheck
basedir=default

I don't have any file extension, just called it 'admin'

Hope this helps anyone else wanting to install on Solaris using pkgadd method.

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chawagon03
Path Finder

I actually solved my own question after I posted this. Read on pkgadd running as silent and you have to create an 'admin' file to go with it. So the actual command that I used is

pkgadd -a <path to admin file> -d <path to splunk package> all

and the admin file that you have to create looks like this

mail=
instance=overwrite
partial=nocheck
runlevel=nocheck
idepend=nocheck
rdepend=nocheck
space=nocheck
setuid=nocheck
conflict=nocheck
action=nocheck
basedir=default

I don't have any file extension, just called it 'admin'

Hope this helps anyone else wanting to install on Solaris using pkgadd method.

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