Bug 244627 - sysutils/beats filebeat rc.d started with wrong path.home
Summary: sysutils/beats filebeat rc.d started with wrong path.home
Status: New
Alias: None
Product: Ports & Packages
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Individual Port(s) (show other bugs)
Version: Latest
Hardware: Any Any
: --- Affects Only Me
Assignee: Greg Lewis
Depends on:
Reported: 2020-03-06 06:55 UTC by TAO ZHOU
Modified: 2020-09-25 20:40 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

See Also:
bugzilla: maintainer-feedback? (elastic)


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Description TAO ZHOU 2020-03-06 06:55:50 UTC
Current rc.d script is starting with -path.home=/var/db/beats/filebeat.
The correct path.home should be /usr/local/share/beats/filebeat.
/var/db/beats/filebeat is only the data directory.

Correct cli args should be

"-path.data /var/db/beats/filebeat -path.config /usr/local/etc -path.home /usr/local/share/beats/filebeat"

see diff below:

--- /usr/local/etc/rc.d/filebeat.old	2020-01-06 12:52:53.000000000 +1100
+++ /usr/local/etc/rc.d/filebeat	2020-03-06 17:52:04.423819000 +1100
@@ -21,7 +21,7 @@
 load_rc_config $name

 : ${filebeat_enable:="NO"}
-: ${filebeat_config:="-path.home /var/db/beats/${name} -path.config /usr/local/etc"}
+: ${filebeat_config:="-path.home=/usr/local/share/beats/${name} -path.data /var/db/beats/${name} -path.config /usr/local/etc"}

Also I would suggest that path.config be /usr/local/etc/filebeat instead of /usr/local/etc
Comment 1 Greg Lewis freebsd_committer 2020-03-13 03:16:07 UTC
I think that etc path is pretty standard, although I'm open to reasons on why that should be changed.
Comment 2 commit-hook freebsd_committer 2020-03-22 17:29:28 UTC
A commit references this bug:

Author: glewis
Date: Sun Mar 22 17:28:45 UTC 2020
New revision: 528929
URL: https://svnweb.freebsd.org/changeset/ports/528929

  Correct the home path

  PR:		244627
  Submitted by:	TAO ZHOU <zhoutao@laocius.org>

Comment 3 Greg Lewis freebsd_committer 2020-03-22 17:30:59 UTC
Still looking at the etc change.  You might have a point in that that is where all of the etc files for filebeat are installed.  Do you run filebeat?  Have you changed the etc setting and if so does this affect it?
Comment 4 ari 2020-05-23 03:32:14 UTC
Tao isn't working on this any more, but I've taken over maintaining our filebeat config. I've actually put the config path to 


and inside that folder put inputs and modules folders, since that's how filebeat likes to arrange different log paths if you use the rc.conf.d approach of lots of small files that are easier to maintain across servers.

That works well, and I like not cluttering /usr/local/etc with filebeat.yml, filebeat.yml.sample, filebeat.inputs.d, etc.
Comment 5 Juraj Lutter 2020-09-25 20:40:24 UTC
This has been fixed quite a while ago.