[rabbitmq-discuss] Getting an error while running rabbitmqctl after upgrading rabbitMQ to latest version 3.1.3.

Emile Joubert emile at rabbitmq.com
Mon Jul 29 09:38:15 BST 2013

On 26/07/13 18:30, k.madnani84 wrote:
> Whenever i run rabbitMQCtl i get an error as:
> rabbitmqctl: line 29: exec: erl: not found

Make sure the "erl" executable is on the system $PATH.

> I see that in rabbitmqctl script a new variable ERL_DIR & CLEAN_BOOT_FILE
> are been introduced as compared to that in the previous version of
> rabbitmq(3.0.1).I dont get this error when i used the previous version and
> neither do i set any variable.
> Could you let me know that do we need to set these variables before
> executing rabbitmqctl,if yes then they should be set to what ?

You shouldn't need to set these variables for an upgrade. If Erlang was
on the system $PATH then the change should make no difference, since
$ERL_DIR is empty by default.


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