[rabbitmq-discuss] Problem running rabbit broker

Tony Garnock-Jones tonyg at lshift.net
Mon Jun 2 11:06:06 BST 2008

Hi Lahiru,

What was the exact command you used to install Erlang? If you haven't 
already, please try "apt-get install erlang-nox".

What is the output of the command

file /usr/lib/erlang/lib/*/ebin/mnesia.beam /usr/lib/erlang


My output is:

/usr/lib/erlang/lib/mnesia-4.3.5/ebin/mnesia.beam: data
/usr/lib/erlang:                                   directory

Another alternative is to delete the partial installation you have, and 
to use our debian repository (instructions here: 
http://www.rabbitmq.com/debian.html) to automatically install rabbitmq 
with "apt-get install rabbitmq-server".


lahiru gunathilake wrote:
> Hi Tony,
> On Mon, Jun 2, 2008 at 3:02 AM, Tony Garnock-Jones <tonyg at lshift.net 
> <mailto:tonyg at lshift.net>> wrote:
>     Hi,
>         {"init terminating in do_boot",{undef,[{mnesia
>         ,system_info,[directory]},{*rabbit_mnesia,ensure_mnesia_dir,0*},{rabbit,start,0},{init,start_it,1},{init,start_em,1}]}}
>     This often indicates that mnesia isn't installed. (It's complaining
>     that it can't find the function mnesia:system_info/1.)
> I didn't install any thing called mnesia and I have installed erlang 
> using apt.
> Any thoughts :-(
> lahiru
>     Some operating systems have mnesia in an optional erlang package
>     that's not installed as part of the base erlang system - for
>     instance, Ubuntu is rumoured to need you to "apt-get install
>     erlang", rather than simple erlang-base, in order to get things to
>     work. (This isn't something I've experienced personally, so I could
>     have the details wrong!)
>     (I'm not sure if this is a bug in our Debian package dependencies or
>     not. Any reports from the field?)
>     Regards,
>      Tony
> -- 
> East or West
> Mahindians are the
> Best... !

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