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I try to install rabbitmq-server on ubuntu-server 12.04 but failed.

Then I add the apt source list following the guide in http://www.rabbitmq.com/install-debian.html

But reinstall still have the same error as following:

$ sudo aptitude install rabbitmq-server
...
Setting up rabbitmq-server (2.8.7-1) ...
 * Starting message broker rabbitmq-server
 * FAILED - check /var/log/rabbitmq/startup_\{log, _err\}
   ...fail!
invoke-rc.d: initscript rabbitmq-server, action "start" failed.
dpkg: error processing rabbitmq-server (--configure):
 subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1
No apport report written because MaxReports is reached already
                                                              Processing triggers for libc-bin ...
ldconfig deferred processing now taking place
Errors were encountered while processing:
 rabbitmq-server
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
A package failed to install.  Trying to recover:
Setting up rabbitmq-server (2.8.7-1) ...
 * Starting message broker rabbitmq-server
 * FAILED - check /var/log/rabbitmq/startup_\{log, _err\}
   ...fail!
invoke-rc.d: initscript rabbitmq-server, action "start" failed.
dpkg: error processing rabbitmq-server (--configure):
 subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1
Errors were encountered while processing:
 rabbitmq-server

And error log seems show nothing useful neither:

# startup_err shows this
Crash dump was written to: erl_crash.dump
Kernel pid terminated (application_controller) ({application_start_failure,kernel,{shutdown,{kernel,start,[normal,[]]}}})

# startup_log shows this
{error_logger,{{2012,10,10},{22,31,54}},"Protocol: ~p: register error: ~p~n",["inet_tcp",{{badmatch,{error,epmd_close}},[{inet_tcp_dist,listen,1},{net_kernel,start_protos,4},{net_kernel,start_protos,3},{net_kernel,init_node,2},{net_kernel,init,1},{gen_server,init_it,6},{proc_lib,init_p_do_apply,3}]}]}
{error_logger,{{2012,10,10},{22,31,54}},crash_report,[[{initial_call,{net_kernel,init,['Argument__1']}},{pid,<0.20.0>},{registered_name,[]},{error_info,{exit,{error,badarg},[{gen_server,init_it,6},{proc_lib,init_p_do_apply,3}]}},{ancestors,[net_sup,kernel_sup,<0.9.0>]},{messages,[]},{links,[#Port<0.90>,<0.17.0>]},{dictionary,[{longnames,false}]},{trap_exit,true},{status,running},{heap_size,610},{stack_size,24},{reductions,511}],[]]}
{error_logger,{{2012,10,10},{22,31,54}},supervisor_report,[{supervisor,{local,net_sup}},{errorContext,start_error},{reason,{'EXIT',nodistribution}},{offender,[{pid,undefined},{name,net_kernel},{mfargs,{net_kernel,start_link,[[rabbitmqprelaunch18417,shortnames]]}},{restart_type,permanent},{shutdown,2000},{child_type,worker}]}]}
{error_logger,{{2012,10,10},{22,31,54}},supervisor_report,[{supervisor,{local,kernel_sup}},{errorContext,start_error},{reason,shutdown},{offender,[{pid,undefined},{name,net_sup},{mfargs,{erl_distribution,start_link,[]}},{restart_type,permanent},{shutdown,infinity},{child_type,supervisor}]}]}
{error_logger,{{2012,10,10},{22,31,54}},std_info,[{application,kernel},{exited,{shutdown,{kernel,start,[normal,[]]}}},{type,permanent}]}
{"Kernel pid terminated",application_controller,"{application_start_failure,kernel,{shutdown,{kernel,start,[normal,[]]}}}"}

I have googled for some time but got nothing useful.

One solution on the internet is to make sure hostname pingable, but my /etc/hosts already have this line on top:

127.0.0.1    localhost    myserver

Any suggestion on how to get up rabbitmq-server?

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ps -ef | grep [r]abbit? –  quanta Oct 10 '12 at 17:09

3 Answers 3

I did faced this issue while installing rabbitmq-server, while i was installing chef. The work around for me and the solution to this problem is given as follows.

    $ sudo vim /etc/hosts

Then add

    $ 127.0.0.1 <hostname>

Here is your hostname, if not sure about the hostname then run the following command:

    $ hostname

the Result is your hostname. Just add that to your /etc/hosts and then run:

    $ sudo service rabbitmq-server start

And it was started. This worked for me. Thanks for your time to read.:)

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Thanks a lot. This worked for me. –  rdsoze Apr 23 at 10:49

Your firewall/port maybe block so that it cannot start up!

By default, you should enable 5672 (rabbit mq port) and 4365 (empd port)

Then restart it again it should work.

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This is a problem related to /etc/host file. This file is not configure properly.

Just open the file:

$ sudo -s
$ vim /etc/hosts

Check lines that start with "127.0.0.1" in this file (usually it's located on the top of the file).

Then make it look like this:

127.0.0.1  your host name

Then save and quit. Now restart rabbitmq-server and confirm that it works.

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The question already states that /etc/hosts was ruled out. –  Andrew B Aug 8 '13 at 6:20
    
Actually works. Though poorly worded –  rdsoze Apr 23 at 10:50

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