Server Fault is a question and answer site for system and network administrators. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I'm testing Celery with RabbitMQ on Ubuntu11.04 on a python project that is not a django project. I have my and my file in /mypath/myproject/. My /etc/default/celeryd looks like this:

# Where to chdir at start.
CELERYD_CHDIR= "/mypath/myproject/"

# Extra arguments to celeryd

# Name of the celery config module.#

When I run sudo /etc/init.d/celeryd start I get this error message:

/etc/default/celeryd: line 2: /mypath/myproject/: Is a directory

Any ideas? I followed these instructions.

share|improve this question

Its the extra space after the equals sign. You want:

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.