[rabbitmq-discuss] RabbitMQ windows service fails to start (distribution name conflict?)

Emile Joubert emile at rabbitmq.com
Thu Oct 21 17:25:47 BST 2010

Hi Øyvind,

On 21/10/10 17:11, Øyvind Tjervaag wrote:
> Hi!
> I'm having some trouble with a 2.0.0 rabbitmq install. It's running
> as a windows service and on a couple of occasions it has failed to
> start (most recent after an apparent windows update and restart).
> When I try to start the service, i get a message in my windows event
> log: "Erlang machine stopped instantly (distribution name
> conflict?)". Don't know if it is the hostname it is complaining about
> (.. is that even the same as the nodename?), but the hostname has not
> changed when this happens.
> Removing and reinstalling the service solves the problem, and enables
> me to start the service, but I obviously can't rely on that every
> time the machine restarts (don't know if this happens on _every_
> restart, but that was the case earlier today at least...).
> Help? :)

I've not seen this error before, but the next time this happens can you
check whether the output of "rabbitmq-service.bat list" is different
before and after reinstalling the rabbitmq service?



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