[rabbitmq-discuss] Error running rabbitmqctl

Emile Joubert emile at rabbitmq.com
Thu Jun 24 15:42:04 BST 2010

Hi Russell,

On 23/06/10 21:46, Russell Borogove wrote:
> On Jun 23, 2010, at 4:00 AM, Emile Joubert wrote:
>>> 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.
> Yes, it's installed from MacPorts. 
> The MACPORTS_PREFIX environment variable, however, doesn't appear to be 
> defined - does rabbit in fact look for such an environment variable, rather than 
> looking in a rabbitmq-server-relative location?
> -Russell

I'm not a MacPorts expert, but the details in the Portfile and on the
website seem to agree. If your prefix is not defined then there might be
something wrong with your MacPorts setup?



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