anyone else experienced that the logstash-oss version from the original elastic site contain x-pack stuff which to my understanding should not be in the oss packages?
install oss version from website (sidenote, oss doesn’t seem to be in the repository) curl https://artifacts.elastic.co/downloads/logstash/logstash-oss-6.7.0.rpm -o logstash-oss-6.7.0.rpm
when starting the oss version following error pops up: May 02 11:53:05 host logstash: [ERROR] 2019-05-02 11:53:05.366 [main] Logstash - java.lang.IllegalStateException: Logstash stopped processing because of an error: (LoadError) no such file to load -- x-pack/logstash_registry
ok, then I thought, just let’s remove logstash x-pack plugin /usr/share/logstash/bin/logstash-plugin remove x-pack
→ nope WARNING: All illegal access operations will be denied in a future release wAs of 6.3+ X-Pack is part of the default distribution and cannot be uninstalled; to remove all X-Pack features, you must install the OSS-only distribution of Logstash. ERROR: Operation aborted, cannot remove plugin, message: x-pack not a removable plugin
it was not working either way, so I had to remove the x-pack plugin from ugly way: mv -v /usr/share/logstash/x-pack /tmp/
Maybe I have overlooked something or maybe elastic doesn’t have a highest interest in creating functional oss packages?
Currently, with ODfE 1.0.0 and Elasticsearch/Logstash 7.0.1 one has to manually apply the hacks to get rid of the issues caused by the x-pack code fragments.
In addition ilm - index lifecycle management is exclusively for x_pack (a x-pack feature) and causing issues on 7.0.1, so its recommended to disable it in the logstash config:
As I could figure out, when using OSS packages (also >7.2), there is still x-pack related code in there, which probably slowly, or in worst case, never, get removed and might cause issues in the future.
Question to ODfE:
What is the strategy to limit/get rid of issues caused by x-pack code in OSS packages?
Elastic did it again, the Logstash OSS version is not OpenSource and still requires proprietary “x-pack” components to run.
# yum info logstash-oss
Loaded plugins: langpacks, rhnplugin, versionlock
This system is receiving updates from RHN Classic or Red Hat Satellite.
Name : logstash-oss
Arch : noarch
Epoch : 1
Version : 7.4.2
Release : 1
Size : 289 M
Repo : installed
From repo : elasticsearch-7.x
Summary : An extensible logging pipeline
URL : http://www.elasticsearch.org/overview/logstash/
License : ASL 2.0
Description : An extensible logging pipeline
This does not start:
Nov 07 19:08:39 logstash: [ERROR] 2019-11-07 19:08:39.737 [main] Logstash - java.lang.IllegalStateException: Logstash stopped processing because of an error: (LoadError) no such file to load -- monitoring/monitoring