Ubuntu install - elasticsearch missing config files. Will exit after starting


(Darin Hensley) #1

I have a new Ubuntu system(16.08 Xenial LTS). I installed elastic search(apt-get install elasticsearch), but I am having issues.

It seems the Elastic search daemon starts, but then exists with 'active (exited)', and no longer listens on the port.

When I start it and check the status I see where it shows active but yet exited:

two@develop ...gitlab/echo-music-player/setup (master) 
% sudo /etc/init.d/elasticsearch status
* elasticsearch.service - LSB: Starts elasticsearch
   Loaded: loaded (/etc/init.d/elasticsearch; bad; vendor preset: enabled)
   Active: active (exited) since Fri 2018-07-06 21:30:39 CDT; 28min ago
     Docs: man:systemd-sysv-generator(8)
  Process: 10966 ExecStop=/etc/init.d/elasticsearch stop (code=exited, status=0/SUCCESS)
  Process: 11075 ExecStart=/etc/init.d/elasticsearch start (code=exited, status=0/SUCCESS)

Jul 06 21:30:39 develop systemd[1]: Starting LSB: Starts elasticsearch...
Jul 06 21:30:39 develop systemd[1]: Started LSB: Starts elasticsearch.

I noticed in the /etc/elasticsearch directory I do not have all the config files:

root@develop:/etc/elasticsearch# lr
total 36K
drwxr-xr-x   2 root root 4.0K Jul  6 21:16 .
drwxr-xr-x 119 root root  12K Jul  6 21:16 ..
-rw-r--r--   1 root root  14K Oct 15  2015 elasticsearch.yml
-rw-r--r--   1 root root 2.1K Oct 15  2015 logging.yml
root@develop:/etc/elasticsearch# 

Here is the Java that is on my system:

root@develop:/etc/elasticsearch#  update-alternatives --config java
There is only one alternative in link group java (providing /usr/bin/java): /usr/lib/jvm/java-8-openjdk-amd64/jre/bin/java
Nothing to configure.

Any ideas what is wrong? Why are most of the Java configs missing in the /etc/elasticsearch directory?


(Mark Walkom) #2

What config files are missing that you are expecting?

Have you looked at /var/log/elasticsearch?


(Darin Hensley) #3

There are no log files in /var/log/elasticsearch.

I have another cloud server with elasticsearch and here are the files it has:

root@instance-1:/etc/elasticsearch# lr
total 48K
drwxr-s---   2 root elasticsearch 4.0K Jun 26 19:21 .
drwxr-xr-x 117 root root           12K Jul  7 14:00 ..
-rw-r--r--   1 root elasticsearch   76 Jun 26 19:21 .elasticsearch.keystore.initial_md5sum
-rw-rw----   1 root elasticsearch  207 Jun 26 19:21 elasticsearch.keystore
-rw-rw----   1 root elasticsearch 2.9K Jun 11 18:44 elasticsearch.yml
-rw-rw----   1 root elasticsearch 2.9K Jun 24 16:27 jvm.options
-rw-rw----   1 root elasticsearch 6.3K Jun 11 18:44 log4j2.properties
-rw-rw----   1 root elasticsearch  473 Jun 11 18:44 role_mapping.yml
-rw-rw----   1 root elasticsearch  197 Jun 11 18:44 roles.yml
-rw-rw----   1 root elasticsearch    0 Jun 11 18:44 users
-rw-rw----   1 root elasticsearch    0 Jun 11 18:44 users_roles
root@instance-1:/etc/elasticsearch# 

One of the important files it is missing is the jvm.options file.

Any ideas what went wrong with the new installation?


(Mark Walkom) #4

We'd need to see the install output to comment on that.
Are you using our repos? Can you run a purge and then install again?


(Darin Hensley) #5

I used the guide here https://www.elastic.co/guide/en/elasticsearch/reference/current/deb.html, specifically sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install elasticsearch.

Sure, I went ahead and purged sudo apt-get --purge autoremove elasticsearch. Then I resintalled. The output is at http://dpaste.com/3SPH0XK

After the new install, same issue persists. Also, same output with sysVinit status. No logs and still missing the other config files.


(Mark Walkom) #6
    Preparing to unpack .../elasticsearch_1.7.3+dfsg-3_all.deb ...

It looks like it's installing a super old version, you may want to check your repos :slight_smile:


(Darin Hensley) #7

that was it, thanks!


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