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Install RabbitMQ on CentOS 6

I’ve been reading quite a bit about rabbitMQ lately and decided to load it onto one of my CentOS sandbox VM’s, “yum install rabbitmq-server” easy right? Not so fast. RabbitMQ requires that Erlang also be installed.

Ok, so let’s install Erlang. First we’ll need to make a quick visit to the erlang site and download the source code: After that we’ll need to build erlang from the source.

[root@centos rabbitmq]# tar xzvfp otp_src_R15B01.tar.gz
[root@centos rabbitmq]# cd otp_src_R15B01
[root@centos rabbitmq]# ./configure
[root@centos rabbitmq]# make
[root@centos rabbitmq]# make install

Next, let’s head on over to RabbitHQ and download the server rpm.

[root@centos ~]# yum install rabbitmq-server-2.8.5-1.noarch.rpm 
Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, security
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
 * base:
 * extras:
 * rpmforge:
 * updates:
Setting up Install Process
Examining rabbitmq-server-2.8.5-1.noarch.rpm: rabbitmq-server-2.8.5-1.noarch
Marking rabbitmq-server-2.8.5-1.noarch.rpm to be installed
Resolving Dependencies
--> Running transaction check
---> Package rabbitmq-server.noarch 0:2.8.5-1 will be installed
--> Processing Dependency: erlang >= R12B-3 for package: rabbitmq-server-2.8.5-1.noarch
--> Finished Dependency Resolution
Error: Package: rabbitmq-server-2.8.5-1.noarch (/rabbitmq-server-2.8.5-1.noarch)
           Requires: erlang >= R12B-3
 You could try using --skip-broken to work around the problem
 You could try running: rpm -Va --nofiles --nodigest
[root@centos ~]# mv rabbitmq_server-2.8.5/ /usr/local/s

Woops, this doesn’t look good. We compiled Erlang from the source, so let’s skip the dependency check and try the installation again.

[root@centos ~]# rpm --nodeps -Uvh rabbitmq-server-2.8.5-1.noarch.rpm

Success! Let’s start the rabbitmq-server!

[root@centos sbin]# service rabbitmq-server start
Error description:

Hmm.. once again stifled. It appears that Centos 6 ships with Apache QPID (used by Matahari) which is attached to 5672 already! Let’s get rid of this nonsense.

[root@centos rabbitmq]# rpm -e matahari
[root@centos rabbitmq]# rpm -e matahari-broker
[root@centos rabbitmq]# rpm -e qpid-cpp-server-ssl
[root@centos rabbitmq]# rpm -e qpid-cpp-server

Time to try and restart the rabbitmq server again:

[root@centos rabbitmq]# service rabbitmq-server start
Starting rabbitmq-server: SUCCESS


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