[rabbitmq-discuss] Error running rabbitmqctl

Russell Borogove russell at borogove.org
Thu Jun 24 17:40:01 BST 2010

On Jun 24, 2010, at 8:04 AM, David Wragg wrote:

> Emile Joubert <emile at rabbitmq.com> writes:
>> Hi Russell,
>> On 23/06/10 21:46, Russell Borogove wrote:
>>> On Jun 23, 2010, at 4:00 AM, Emile Joubert wrote:
>>> 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?
>> 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?
> I think the MACPORTS_PREFIX mentioned on the site is not a real
> environment variable, but just an indication that you should insert your
> macports installation location there (which is normally /opt/local)

That's the impression I have as well, but I wouldn't stake real money on that.

The Portfile refers to ${prefix} but that's something that's set in macports.conf, 
not in the larger environment.

So I repeat my question -- does rabbit expect such an environment variable?

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