[rabbitmq-discuss] Error running rabbitmq-server on Mac OS X

Matthias Radestock matthias at lshift.net
Thu May 7 07:24:59 BST 2009


Kyle Wilkinson wrote:
> I'm trying to run the rabbitmq-server on my mac, but I keep on running into
> a rather cryptic error:
> computer:rabbitmq kyle$ sudo -H -u rabbitmq rabbitmq-server
> {"init terminating in
> do_boot",{undef,[{rabbit,start,[]},{init,start_it,1},{init,start_em,1}]}}

Looks like Erlang cannot find the rabbitmq libraries.

The libs are meant to get installed into the same dir tree as 
Erlang/OTP's core libs. That's usually s.t. like /usr/lib/erlang/lib, 
but could be different if you installed Erlang manually.

So ...

1) find out where your Erlang libs are installed, e.g. by evaluating
in an Erlang shell.

2) find out where your rabbitmq libraries are installed, e.g. by 
searching the filesystem for "rabbit.beam"

3) If the two are in a different place, create a symlink from the Erlang 
libs dir to the rabbitmq libs.



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