[rabbitmq-discuss] rabbitmqctl script complaints

Simon MacMullen simon at rabbitmq.com
Thu Nov 18 16:47:24 GMT 2010

On 18/11/10 16:42, Aaron Westendorf wrote:
> Yes, but then one has to start editing their PATH, which is not always
> a pleasant task in a large production deploy.

Well, the wrapper shell script you mention in the blog post could 
reference the real rabbitmqctl.

> 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.

Ah, I see.

It would be nice to distinguish failure caused by the wrong Erlang 
cookie from other types of failure, but this makes some sense. I'll open 
a bug.

Cheers, Simon

Simon MacMullen
Staff Engineer, RabbitMQ
SpringSource, a division of VMware

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