[rabbitmq-discuss] Startup errors redux

David Wragg david at rabbitmq.com
Fri May 21 08:18:55 BST 2010

Hi Sam,

Sam Odio <so at facebook.com> writes:
> I installed the rpm on Centos 5.2 (note the warning):
> # rpm -i ./rabbitmq-server-1.7.2-1.i386.rpm
> warning: ./rabbitmq-server-1.7.2-1.i386.rpm: Header V4 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID 056e8e56
> I then started rabbitmq-server:
> # /etc/init.d/rabbitmq-server start
> Starting rabbitmq-server: FAILED - check /var/log/rabbitmq/startup_log, _err
> rabbitmq-server.
> startup_log contents:
> {"init terminating in do_boot",{{nocatch,{error,{cannot_start_application,rabbit,{bad_return,{{rabbit,start,[normal,[]]},{'EXIT',{undef,[{base64,encode_to_string,[<<16 bytes>>]},{rabbit,print_banner,0},{rabbit,start,2},{application_master,start_it_old,4}]}}}}}}},[{init,start_it,1},{init,start_em,1}]}}

This suggests you have an old version of erlang (prior to R11B5, which
is the earliest 1.7.2 supports).  How did you install erlang, and
which version is it?  Could you try with erlang installed from EPEL?


David Wragg
Staff Engineer, RabbitMQ
SpringSource, a division of VMware

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