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Expedition script fails

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Is this currently a known issue that the expedition 2 initsetup script fails because of unavailable ressources from conversionupdates.paloaltonetworks.com? All the webserver answers is a http 404 error.

It starts with https://conversionupdates.paloaltonetworks.com/ex-repo.gpg where only a 404 error is sent back when the script treis to download this gpg file.


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@vsys_remo , please refer the article here fore the announcement of delay on expedition 2.x release :



Hi @lychiang 

I read this. Actually I am talking about the beta init setup script.

Hi all

I am no longer talking about the beta script. I saw that the current stable release also tries to download some of the same files including https://conversionupdates.paloaltonetworks.com/ex-repo.gpg which is not available. So at the moment it is not possible to install the stable or the beta version.

Hi @vsys_remo , The stable release is Expedition 1.x , and it's currently only running on ubuntu 16.04.x , when you run the installation script , please make sure you run it as root and if you have GP enabled, please temporarily disable GP before you run the script.  

Hi @lychiang 

Let me summarize again what I did.

I first set up a new ubuntu 18.04 server where I tried to installe the expedition beta --> installation failed because of missing ressources on conversionupdates.paloaltonetworks.com

Then I installed another server. This time ubuntu 16.04 where I tried to install the stable version-->  installation script fails because of the same reason.

(The servers had internet access and there is no GP involved)


@vsys_remo Despite of the error message you encountered, the script should continue to run and finish and when it finished , it will try to start the Agent , and you can try to access the GUI, have you tried that ? 

Hi @lychiang 

This is what I get when I run the beta script on the ubuntu 18.04 server:


Installing Expedition packages

Installing Expedition packages

--2021-08-26 23:31:57--  https://conversionupdates.paloaltonetworks.com/ex-repo.gpg
Resolving conversionupdates.paloaltonetworks.com (conversionupdates.paloaltonetworks.com)...
Connecting to conversionupdates.paloaltonetworks.com (conversionupdates.paloaltonetworks.com)||:443... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 404 Not Found
2021-08-26 23:31:58 ERROR 404: Not Found.

spawn apt-get install -y --allow-unauthenticated expedition2-beta
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package expedition2-beta
spawn apt-get install -y --allow-unauthenticated expedition2-converter-beta
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package expedition2-converter-beta
chown: cannot access '/var/expedition-converter/': No such file or directory
chown: cannot access '/var/www/html/expedition-api/': No such file or directory

Updating databases

./initSetup2beta.sh: line 253: /var/www/html/expedition-api/database/SQL/pandb.sql: No such file or directory
./initSetup2beta.sh: line 254: /var/www/html/expedition-api/database/SQL/pandbRBAC.sql: No such file or directory
./initSetup2beta.sh: line 255: /var/www/html/expedition-api/database/SQL/BestPractices.sql: No such file or directory
./initSetup2beta.sh: line 256: /var/www/html/expedition-api/database/SQL/RealTimeUpdates.sql: No such file or directory

Tunning some Expedition parameters

cp: cannot stat '/var/www/html/expedition-api/initSetup/apache2/default-ssl.conf': No such file or directory

Installing Spark dependencies

Reading package lists...
Building dependency tree...
Reading state information...
openjdk-8-jre-headless is already the newest version (8u292-b10-0ubuntu1~18.04).
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 5 not upgraded.
Reading package lists...
Building dependency tree...
Reading state information...
E: Unable to locate package expeditionml-dependencies-beta
mysql: [Warning] Using a password on the command line interface can be insecure.
ERROR 1146 (42S02) at line 1: Table 'pandbRBAC.ml_settings' doesn't exist

... and I am not able to access the GUI. There is only an ssl protocol error shown in chrome.

@vsys_remo Please noted Expedition 2.x installation script is not completed developed yet. It will be ready by April,2022 per the article I shared with you earlier. 

Yes, I read the article, that version 2 will be released in 2022 (I know the meaning of the word 'beta' ; )

But I did not assume that not 'completely developed' means not working at all.

And I still think this is a general problem in the repository on conversionupdates.paloaltonetworks.com because - as I also wrote some posts ago - version 1 fails also comoletely --> installation is not possible currently.

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