[ejabberd] asn1ct undef error while installing ejabberd

Ashwin Baboji ash.baboji at gmail.com
Sat May 13 10:24:17 MSK 2017

Okay, finally solved it after 2 days. Let me describe how I fixed it for
anyone searching for same issue.

I had to do some crazy amount of debugging and finally reached to the point
where I should debug "ejabberdctl" file.

1. Created a copy of "/sbin/ejabberdctl" and added logs in there.
2. Inside the debug() I echoed the erl command which was actually being
executed when we hit "ejabberdctl debug".
3. The value of "INET_DIST_INTERFACE" was defined as "" in the
beginning of file but in this command, it was printed as
4. Inserted more logs and found out ejabberdctl.cfg was changing this
value. Edited INET_DIST_INTERFACE in ejabberdctl.cfg

And ejabberd successfully started :D

On Sat, May 13, 2017 at 11:18 AM, Ashwin Baboji <ash.baboji at gmail.com>

> No, it does not. I can not even run "ejabberdctl status" on stopped
> ejabberd.
> I searched this and erlang mailing list, a 12 year old post (
> http://erlang.org/pipermail/erlang-questions/2005-April/015269.html ) has
> given some food for thought. The "ejabberdctl" command requires epmd
> service running on port 4369, so in order to debug, I ran epmd in debug
> mode and did these steps :
> 1. "erl -sname myname", the node started successfully and I can see log in
> epmd terminal for this command.
> 2. "telnet 4369", successfully connects and I can see log in
> epmd terminal
> 3. "telnet localhost 4369", successfully connects and I can see log in
> epmd terminal
> 4. "sudo ejabberdctl status", gives the error AND I see no activity in
> epmd terminal.
> So ejabberdctl is trying to connect to epmd but on what IP?
> Then I did "vim /sbin/ejabberdctl", and found a variable
> "ERL_EPMD_ADDRESS", which is definitely the IP that ejabberd is using to
> connect to epmd service. But I could not find where it is actually defined.
> That's where I am stuck now.
> On Sat, May 13, 2017 at 10:10 AM, Evgeny Khramtsov <xramtsov at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> Sat, 13 May 2017 00:23:28 +0530
>> Ashwin Baboji <ash.baboji at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > I am using the ejabberd.yml file without any change at all. I opened
>> > 5222, 5269 and 5280 on my machine but still same error.
>> Try to comment all listen sections (i.e. disable all listening
>> ip/ports). Does it start in this case?
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