[ejabberd] ejabberd crashing on startup

Sergei Golovan sgolovan at gmail.com
Thu May 17 17:15:35 MSD 2007

On 5/17/07, Paul Johnson <baloo at ursine.ca> wrote:
> I'm a little bit confused as to why I can't get ejabberd started all the
> sudden.  I don't recall changing anything leading up to this.  Only output
> I can get from starting ejabberd is in sasl.log.  Here's the meaty part:
> =PROGRESS REPORT==== 17-May-2007::04:16:01 ===
>          application: ssl
>           started_at: 'ejabberd at ursa-major'
> =CRASH REPORT==== 17-May-2007::04:16:02 ===
>   crasher:
>     pid: <0.36.0>
>     registered_name: []
>     error_info: {bad_return,{{ejabberd_app,start,[normal,[]]},
>                               {'EXIT',{{badmatch,{aborted
> {no_exists,config}}},

A common case for this error message is changing hostname. Mnesia
database ties its schema to the hostname, so if it's to be changed you
has to migrate database (see http://ejabberd.jabber.ru/migrate-host).

Best wishes!
Sergei Golovan

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