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Pig Forum

problem with packepig and geoip

  • #36248

    hi everybody,

    I recently had a problem with packetpig
    I followed the tutorial :

    when I try to visualize with globe for example : pig -x local -f pig/globe/globe-snort.pig -param pcap=data/web.pcap, I have the following error :
    2013-09-15 23:51:30,730 [main] ERROR – ERROR 1000: Error during parsing. could not instantiate ‘com.packetloop.packetpig.udf.geoip.LatLon’ with arguments ‘null

    in the logs :
    Caused by: java.lang.RuntimeException: could not instantiate ‘com.packetloop.packetpig.udf.geoip.LatLon’ with arguments ‘null’
    at org.apache.pig.impl.PigContext.instantiateFuncFromSpec(
    at org.apache.pig.impl.PigContext.instantiateFuncFromSpec(
    at org.apache.pig.impl.PigContext.instantiateFuncFromAlias(
    at org.apache.pig.impl.logicalLayer.parser.QueryParser.EvalFuncSpec(
    … 25 more
    Caused by: GeoLiteCity.dat (No such file or directory)
    at Method)
    at com.maxmind.geoip.LookupService.(
    at com.maxmind.geoip.LookupService.(
    at com.packetloop.packetpig.udf.geoip.LatLon.(
    at sun.reflect.NativeConstructorAccessorImpl.newInstance0(Native Method)
    at sun.reflect.NativeConstructorAccessorImpl.newInstance(
    at sun.reflect.DelegatingConstructorAccessorImpl.newInstance(
    at java.lang.reflect.Constructor.newInstance(
    at java.lang.Class.newInstance0(
    at java.lang.Class.newInstance(

    seems to be a java geoIP problem
    is there anyone that has ever seen this problem ?

    kind regards

  • Author
  • #38672

    Hi Philippe,

    I did not see the error before, but it is complaining about the following file which does not exist:

    I found some instruction to obtain the file and set it up. Here is the link:


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