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inspector: Urchin Installation Integrity Checker

inspector: Urchin Installation Integrity Checker


The Urchin Installation Integrity Checker, inspector, provides a means of checking the Urchin distribution and reporting

  • the status of Urchin 6 servers (webserver and scheduler)
  • license or permissions issues
  • missing files
  • other configuration problems

By default, it also provides a summary of information about the Urchin installation and the type of platform it is installed on.

The types of operations that inspector can perform are:

  • Perform a sanity check on the Urchin distribution, including existance of files and proper permissions
  • Check availability of a webserver port (for Urchin's webserver)
  • Reset proper permissions on the Urchin distribution


inspector is located in the util directory of the Urchin 6 distribution.

Usage of the utility is as follows:

  inspector [-h] (prints usage message and exits)
  inspector [-v]  prints the version of inspector
  inspector [-p]  checks a specified port to determine availability
  inspector [-r]  specifies to fix permissions on the distribution files

When called with no command line arguments, inspector will perform a number of sanity checks on the Urchin installation to ensure integrity of the installation. Specifically, it performs the following operations:

  1. Prints the Urchin version and Server information such as the operating system version and hostname
  2. Verifies that all the proper Urchin binaries and utilities are in place and are the correct version. On UNIX-type platforms, discrepancies in the permissions of the binaries and files in the Urchin distribtuion are also noted.
  3. Checks and reports the status of the Urchin Apache webserver (urchinwebd)
  4. Checks and reports the status of the Urchin Scheduler (urchind)
  5. Checks the Urchin configuration and reports the total number of records and some summary licensing information
  6. Urchin 6 configuration information (serial number, license status, license version)

When invoked with the "-p" argument, inspector will check for the availability of the specified port to use by the Urchin6 webserver.

The "-r" (repair) option will cause the utility to attempt to repair the permissions of any files in the Urchin distribution that are not consistent with the the original installation. This is typically only useful on UNIX-type platforms, and in most cases will require that the utility be run as the "root" user.

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