[rabbitmq-discuss] /etc/init.d/rabbitmq-server startup script

Simon MacMullen simon at rabbitmq.com
Thu Mar 22 17:20:47 GMT 2012

On 21/03/12 16:07, Andrew Eells wrote:
> Hello,
> I've recently upgraded from RabbitMQ v2.5.1 to v2.8.0 and having
> installed via the Generic Linux tarball (as opposed to RPM) I'm
> wondering if there is a server bootstrap startup script available, so as
> to run this as a service? The script associated with the previous
> version no longer works.

You can pull the one we use for RPM / debs from:


When you say "The script associated with the previous version no longer 
works", is that where you got it from?

Note that there's a change in the generic unix tarball in 2.8.0: it now 
locates logs, config, the database and so on within the unpacked 
tarball, keeping it all in one place and meaning you don't have to mess 
with permissions to get it working.

If you want the old behaviour, see the note "File Locations" at


Cheers, Simon

Simon MacMullen
RabbitMQ, VMware

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