[rabbitmq-discuss] rabbitmqctl script complaints

Aaron Westendorf aaron at agoragames.com
Thu Nov 18 16:42:12 GMT 2010

Yes, but then one has to start editing their PATH, which is not always
a pleasant task in a large production deploy.  The default install can
be made flexible enough to support more use cases than it currently
does.  One way to do that would be to exec the
/usr/lib/rabbitmq/bin/rabbitmqctl and only on failure, print out the
note that one should switch user if they are not root or rabbitmq.


On Thu, Nov 18, 2010 at 11:30 AM, Simon MacMullen <simon at rabbitmq.com> wrote:
> The /usr/sbin/rabbitmqctl which ships with the RPM / Debian packages is only
> a wrapper, there to enforce the root requirement and su to the rabbitmq user
> for people who've installed RabbitMQ the normal way and don't want to care
> about Erlang cookies.
> If you Know What You Are Doing and want to sidestep all that, the unwrapped
> rabbitmqctl script can be found at /usr/lib/rabbitmq/bin/rabbitmqctl
> instead.
> Cheers, Simon

Aaron Westendorf
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