[ejabberd] ejabberd won't start - how to debug?

Jorge Guntanis guntanis at gmail.com
Sat Feb 4 03:29:23 MSK 2012

Try running ejabberdctl live.

On Feb 3, 2012, at 12:06 PM, Andy Theuninck <gohanman at gmail.com> wrote:

> I'm trying to migrate ejabberd to a new server (CentOS 6). I installed
> ejabberd 2.1.8 from OS-provided binaries. I then copied
> /etc/ejabberd/ejabberd.cfg and /etc/ejabberd/ejabberdctl.cfg from my
> working server (also CentOS, also 2.1.8) to the new server. When I try
> to start ejabberd via the init script, nothing happens.
> Digging into the script, the command it's actually running for "start" is this:
> ejabberdctl start --config /etc/ejabberd/ejabberd.cfg --ctl-config
> /etc/ejabberd/ejabberdctl.cfg --logs /var/log/ejabberd/ --spool
> /var/lib/ejabberd/spool
> Running it myself, as root, produces no output, writes nothing to the
> specified log directory, and does not start ejabberd. Is there any way
> to coax more debug information out of ejabberdctl? I'm at a loss how
> to find the problem without at least some kind of feedback.
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