[rabbitmq-discuss] Website change suggestions

Simon MacMullen simon at rabbitmq.com
Mon Nov 28 15:56:32 GMT 2011

On 27/11/11 11:46, gmazza wrote:
> Hello, I just started to look at RabbitMQ and ran into some newbie
> hiccups slowing me down.  A few website changes could makes things
> easier:

Hi, thanks for the feedback. These are all good points.

Cheers, Simon

> 1.) On the contact page (http://www.rabbitmq.com/contact.html), this
> is where people will go to try to find the bugtracker.  As you
> presently keep your bugtracker internal and instead use the discuss
> list for people to mention bugs, it would be good to include a
> sentence to that effect on this page, so people aren't spending time
> searching for an external bugtracker that doesn't exist.
> 2.) I'm running Ubuntu so my first RabbitMQ download choice was to
> install the .deb package: http://www.rabbitmq.com/install-debian.html
> -- I was concerned however that this daemon is always running by
> default when I start my machine (and not when I explicitly choose to
> start it).  It would be good to mention in the "Run RabbitMQ Server/
> Start the Server" section that we can use sysv-rc-conf to have the
> rabbitmq server disabled by default, and that we can reactivate it
> using this same program prior to running "sudo invoke-rc.d rabbitmq-
> server start".  (Maybe you know of a cleaner way you can describe
> instead.)  Alternatively, refer people to the generic Unix download if
> they don't want an always-running daemon.
> 3.) Looking for a rabbitmq server that I could manually start and stop
> (before I figured out the above), I then tried the Generic Unix
> section: http://www.rabbitmq.com/install-generic-unix.html.  In the
> section "Start the Server", good to remind users that they will need
> to run the rabbitmq server as a superuser (i.e., "sudo sbin/rabbitmq-
> server" for Ubuntu).
> Not doing so raised errors for me such as this:
> gmazza at gmazza-work:~/dataExt3/myapps/rabbitmq_server-2.7.0$ sbin/
> rabbitmq-server
> Activating RabbitMQ plugins ...
> ERROR: Could not delete dir /var/lib/rabbitmq/mnesia/rabbit at gmazza-
> work-plugins-expand ({cannot_delete,
>         "/var/lib/rabbitmq/mnesia/rabbit at gmazza-work-plugins-expand/
> rabbit.rel",
>         eacces})
> (Alternatively, should they be manually creating the "rabbitmq" user
> and running under that account?  If so, then inform the user of that.)
> Thanks,
> Glen
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Simon MacMullen
RabbitMQ, VMware

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