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When I start supervisorctl, it runs fine without issue. However, when I try to stop it or run status, I get this error:

# supervisorctl -c supervisor/stage.conf status
error: <class 'xmlrpclib.ProtocolError'>, <ProtocolError for 500 INTERNAL SERVER ERROR>: file: /var/www/envs/stage/lib/python2.7/site-packages/supervisor-3.0a10-py2.7.egg/supervisor/ line: 474

How can I fix this?

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This is bit old, but having that same issue. did you manage to get this working!? Any feedback would be great. thx – Bach Oct 3 '12 at 1:26

Check your user and password settings in /etc/supervisord.conf.

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Having the same issue, I don't have any user nor password in the conf. are these required? I am running supervisord as root. any help is appreciated. thanks – Bach Oct 3 '12 at 1:27

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