[rabbitmq-discuss] Docs on rabbitmq install for OS X - /etc/hosts file change

Simon MacMullen simon at rabbitmq.com
Wed Jul 9 12:06:51 BST 2014

Well, it's not that it has to be in /etc/hosts, but that the hostname 
has to resolve in some way.

But yes, that seems to be more likely to break on OS X than any other 
OS, so we should probably document it on the Mac install pages.

Cheers, Simon

On 09/07/2014 5:50AM, Jason McIntosh wrote:
> Was working on getting RabbitMQ on my local mac (vs. a vm linux machine)
> and hit one error:
> ERROR: epmd error for host Jasons-iMac: timeout (timed out)
> The docs don't state it, but the /etc/hosts file should have an entry:
> localhost Jasons-iMac
> or you'll get the above error.  A simple command that can be executed to
> add this is:
> sudo sudo sed -i '/^ <> s/$/ '`hostname`'
> '`hostname -s`'/' /etc/hosts
> This will on the line starting with add the hostname and the
> short hostname.  Of course there are other options on this, but this is
> a simple way to get things running.
> Jason
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Simon MacMullen
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