[rabbitmq-discuss] Installation help

Matt Heitzenroder mheitzenroder at gmail.com
Thu Jan 29 22:33:14 GMT 2009

HAHAHAHA.  Thanks.  I like all things exotic, this is no exception.

The symlink did the trick, thank you very much.

Thank you very much!


On  Jan 29, at 4:25 PM, Matthias Radestock wrote:

> Matt,
> Matt Heitzenroder wrote:
>> *Issue:*
>> matt at c1203:~$ sudo rabbitmqctl status
>> {"init terminating in do_boot",{undef,[{rabbit_control,start,[]}, 
>> {init,start_it,1},{init,start_em,1}]}}
>> init terminating in do_boot ()
>> [...]
>> I compiled erlang from source.
>> I used the rabbitmq server 1.5.1 deb installation on an Ubuntu box.
>> I added /sbin/rabbitmq-server from the VCS & made it executable.
> Congratulations. This is the most exotic way of installing rabbit I  
> have yet encountered ;)
> A manually installed Erlang distribution goes in a different place  
> from the Erlang debian package. The rabbitmq-server debian package  
> installs itself in the location of the latter, which ensures that it  
> is found by the various scripts. To resolve the above error, I  
> suggest you create a symlink to /usr/lib/erlang/lib/rabbitmq_server- 
> <vsn> in /usr/local/lib/erlang/lib.
> And for starting/stopping the server you ought to use the script in / 
> etc/init.d. That will run rabbit as the 'rabbitmq' user, which is  
> also what /usr/sbin/rabbitmqctl expects.
> Regards,
> Matthias.

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