[rabbitmq-discuss] Error running rabbitmqctl

Emile Joubert emile at rabbitmq.com
Wed Jun 23 12:00:15 BST 2010

Hi Russell,

On 21/06/10 19:24, Russell Borogove wrote:
> On Jun 21, 2010, at 11:01 AM, Russell Borogove wrote:
>> On Jun 21, 2010, at 6:20 AM, Emile Joubert wrote:
>>> You can solve this problem by getting $HOME/.erlang.cookie to be
>>> readable and containing the correct cookie value.
> As soon as I replied I realized I needed to chown the cookie to user rabbitmq, and that worked - I can now get rabbitmq-server, rabbitmqctl, and alice to coordinate. 
> I'm still unhappy that -setcookie doesn't work on rabbitmqctl and the documentation is misleading about the cookie location.

I'm glad to hear that you found a solution, and I'd like to find out how
the documentation can be improved. Can you confirm whether you installed
rabbitmq from MacPorts or from source? The documentation that refers to
$MACPORTS_PREFIX/var/lib/rabbitmq/.erlang.cookie assumes MacPorts.



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