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Local Import = Error HTTP/1.1 400 Bad Request

Hi everyone,

after upgrading my OCS server to the v2.3.1 on a Debian Jessie server, I cannot make any local import since the management console, I obtain the error "HTTP / 1.1 Error 400 Bad Request" while the agents inventories do well.

  • In the OCS activity.log, there is no error message.
  • In the Apache access.log, I found this :

10.75.x.x - - [29/Mar/2017:10:26:23 +0200] "GET /ocsreports/index.php?function=admin_local_import HTTP/1.1" 200 3103 "http://ocsserver/ocsreports/index.php?function=admin_logs" "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) $
::1 - - [29/Mar/2017:10:26:27 +0200] "POST /ocsinventory HTTP/1.1" 400 0 "-" "-"
10.75.x.x - - [29/Mar/2017:10:26:27 +0200] "POST /ocsreports/index.php?function=admin_local_import HTTP/1.1" 200 3171 "http://ocsserver/ocsreports/index.php?function=admin_local_import" "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win$
::1 - - [29/Mar/2017:10:26:28 +0200] "OPTIONS * HTTP/1.0" 200 126 "-" "Apache/2.4.10 (Debian) mod_perl/2.0.9dev Perl/v5.20.2 (internal dummy connection)"
::1 - - [29/Mar/2017:10:26:35 +0200] "OPTIONS * HTTP/1.0" 200 126 "-" "Apache/2.4.10 (Debian) mod_perl/2.0.9dev Perl/v5.20.2 (internal dummy connection)"

  • In the Apache error.log, I have this :

[Wed Mar 29 10:25:20.995195 2017] [mpm_prefork:notice] [pid 15489] AH00169: caught SIGTERM, shutting down
ocsinventory-server: Can't load SOAP::Transport::HTTP* - Web service will be unavailable
ocsinventory-server: Can't load SOAP::Transport::HTTP* - Web service will be unavailable
[Wed Mar 29 10:25:22.817099 2017] [mpm_prefork:notice] [pid 15593] AH00163: Apache/2.4.10 (Debian) mod_perl/2.0.9dev Perl/v5.20.2 configured -- resuming normal operations
[Wed Mar 29 10:25:22.817163 2017] [core:notice] [pid 15593] AH00094: Command line: '/usr/sbin/apache2'

Do you know where from it comes ?

We have several local inventories to be imported and that becomes annoying... :/

Thank you for your help,


in Administrative console by (460 points)

12 Answers

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Hey Yann,

Saw your post in the other Local Import ERROR thread.  There are a few things to check: 

- Verify that nothing changed in the config for your LOCAL_URI_SERVER setting.  It should be set to "By default (http://localhost:80/ocsinventory)".  I believe your "internal dummy" connections in the log you posted may cause this to happen.

- Check your configuration settings in the /etc/apache2/*.conf files.

This is a starting point for things to check.  I can't exactly tell by what you posted what the cause of your issue could be.

Questions for you - What OCS server version did you upgrade from?  Did you do any other changes along with the upgrade (i.e upgrade Apache, change IP / DNS, change access to the server (http/https/other port))?

by (310 points)
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Hi Vinman and Vincent_n, thank you for your answers.

@vinman : first of all, my LOCAL_URI_SERVER seems to be correctly parametrized : "default (http://localhost:80/ocsinventory)", is there a way to test localy if the URL work ? (I'm not a Debian/Linux specialist)

For the conf files, there is the differences between 2.3.1 and 2.2 z-ocsinventory-server.conf files :

# diff /etc/apache2/conf-enabled/z-ocsinventory-server.conf z-ocsinventory-server.conf.20170308backup
<   # Specify if agent take contact on service startup
<   <Location /ocsplugins>
>   <Location /plugins>

There is no differences between 2.3.1 and 2.2 ocsinventory-reports.conf files.

Originally I've upgraded of the version 2.2 towards 2.3 then 2.3.1 a few days later. In 2.2.1 everything worked correctly but I did not have to test the local import in 2.3 before updating in 2.3.1 

@ vincent_n : Yes, I've already seen this post and no, I don't have any errors on optional dependences except that concerning Apache2::SOAP, take a look :

| Checking for required Perl Modules...                    |

Checking for DBI PERL module...
Found that PERL module DBI is available.
Checking for Apache::DBI PERL module...
Found that PERL module Apache::DBI is available.
Checking for DBD::mysql PERL module...
Found that PERL module DBD::mysql is available.
Checking for Compress::Zlib PERL module...
Found that PERL module Compress::Zlib is available.
Checking for XML::Simple PERL module...
Found that PERL module XML::Simple is available.
Checking for Net::IP PERL module...
Found that PERL module Net::IP is available.
Checking for SOAP::Lite Perl module...
Found that PERL module SOAP::Lite is available.
Checking for Archive::Zip Perl module...
Found that PERL module Archive::Zip is available.

|         Checking for optional Perl Modules...            |

Checking for Apache2::SOAP PERL module...
*** Warning: PERL module Apache2::SOAP is not installed !
This module is only required by OCS Inventory NG SOAP Web Service.
Do you wish to continue ([y]/n] ?y
Checking for XML::Entities PERL module...
Found that PERL module XML::Entities is available.
by (460 points)
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I think we have 2 separate problems.  The "Can't load SOAP::Transport::HTTP*" messages in the error log should not have anything to do with the inability to perform a local inventory upload.  Looking at the access log, the "::1" and "10.75.x.x" messages suggests your server is using ipv4 and ipv6.  Is there a possibility that ipv6 is causing an issue with your local imports?  You could temporarily disable it and retry the import.

Aside from what I see in the logs above, you may need to look deeper.  Check your /var/log files for corresponding time stamp messages that may help in solving the issue.

Hope this helps.


by (310 points)
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Hi vinman,

I have nothing concerning my problem in any logs into my /var/log folder :(

For the "Can't load SOAP::Transport::HTTP*", it's ok, I've found the solution yesterday, sorry : installing SOAP::Transport::HTTP2.

For IPv6, I've just made a test, unsuccessfully.
by (460 points)
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someone has an idea, please ?
by (460 points)
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From which version have you upgraded?

Regards, Frank
by (88.5k points)
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Hi frankb,

I've upgraded from 2.2 or 2.2.1 to 2.3 before the latest 2.3.1.

I don't have the problem when I was in 2.2 (or 2.2.1) and I don't import local inventory when I was in 2.3 so I don't know if the local import is broken since the 2.2 > 2.3 upgrade or the 2.3 > 2.3.1 upgrade.

For information, I made reinstallation after renaming all the ocs folder (I don't remember how many, sorry)... Unfortunately, the problem is still here.

So, the only things I don't touch at this time is the database, maybe we can search this way ?
by (460 points)
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I am in the same basket.

I upgrade from release 2.1.2 to 2.3.1 and now the local import does not run.

THe database was translated during the process.

What I tested too is the manual import : and this one is OK, we can found the record in the database.

so I do not think that database is the way to follow.

But where is the solution ?
by (220 points)
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Hello again,

A tip to continue to use ocs wihtout the Local import.

I used the injector script supplied with the server directly on it and it rans fine.

One good news : it can import many files at a time.

in my example the ocs files are in the mnt/nas/SUIVI/OCS directory

root@Sxxx:/home/sxxxx/tmp/OCSNG_UNIX_SERVER-2.3.1/binutils# perl ./ocsinventory-injector.pl --url http://localhost/ocsinventory -d /mnt/nas/SUIVI/OCS
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