[rabbitmq-discuss] Downloaded binary distribution (generic unix), can't start it...

Armen Michaeli armen.michaeli at gmail.com
Wed Nov 13 09:03:52 GMT 2013

It says in the http://www.rabbitmq.com/install-generic-unix.html:

> You should extract this into somewhere appropriate for application
binaries on your system. The sbin directory will be found in this directory.

P.S. Simon, sorry for replying directly to you and SPAMming your mailbox.
This is now resent to the list.

On Mon, Nov 11, 2013 at 4:59 PM, Simon MacMullen <simon at rabbitmq.com> wrote:

> On 11/11/2013 2:33PM, Armen Michaeli wrote:
>> Currently, upon launching rabbitmq-server, it gives me access denied,
>> attempting to write files in most definitely wrong path like:
>> mkdir: cannot create directory ‘/usr/local/sbin/../var’: Permission denied
>> /usr/local/sbin/rabbitmq-server: line 80:
>> /usr/local/sbin/../var/lib/rabbitmq/mnesia/rabbit at full-of-stars.pid: No
>> such file or directory
>> /usr/local/sbin/rabbitmq-server: line 85: erl: command not found
>> I see two errors here - how do i fix the first one?
> The generic unix distribution is designed to run directly from the
> unpacked tarball. It determines where to put databases and log files
> relative to the launch scripts.
> If you want to relocate those things, see http://www.rabbitmq.com/
> relocate.html and http://www.rabbitmq.com/man/rabbitmq-env.conf.5.man.html
> I would not suggest you start by unpacking bits of the tarball and moving
> them around though, you're likely to spend quite a while fixing
> file-not-found errors.
>  I assume the
>> solution to second one is to install an Erlang compiler/interpreter?
> Yes.
> Cheers, Simon
> --
> Simon MacMullen
> RabbitMQ, Pivotal
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