[erlang-bugs] Non-ASCII $HOME crashed distributed Erlang on OS X

Emile Joubert <>
Thu Jul 19 12:43:17 CEST 2012


Hi,

I'm unable to start a distributed Erlang node on OS X when the $HOME
directory contains non-ASCII characters. Is there some aspect of my
environment that I need to change or is this a bug in Erlang (I'm using
R15B)? Here is a transcript that demonstrates:

uname -v
Darwin Kernel Version 10.4.0: Fri Apr 23 18:28:53 PDT 2010;
root:xnu-1504.7.4~1/RELEASE_I386

locale
LANG="en_GB.UTF-8"
LC_COLLATE="en_GB.UTF-8"
LC_CTYPE="en_GB.UTF-8"
LC_MESSAGES="en_GB.UTF-8"
LC_MONETARY="en_GB.UTF-8"
LC_NUMERIC="en_GB.UTF-8"
LC_TIME="en_GB.UTF-8"
LC_ALL=

echo $HOME
/tmp/́À

erl -sname foo
{error_logger,{{2012,7,19},{11,33,22}},"Failed to create cookie file",[]}
{error_logger,{{2012,7,19},{11,33,22}},crash_report,[[{initial_call,{auth,init,['Argument__1']}},{pid,<0.18.0>},{registered_name,[]},{error_info,{exit,{"Failed
to create cookie
file",[{auth,init_cookie,0,[{file,"auth.erl"},{line,285}]},{auth,init,1,[{file,"auth.erl"},{line,139}]},{gen_server,init_it,6,[{file,"gen_server.erl"},{line,297}]},{proc_lib,init_p_do_apply,3,[{file,"proc_lib.erl"},{line,227}]}]},[{gen_server,init_it,6,[{file,"gen_server.erl"},{line,321}]},{proc_lib,init_p_do_apply,3,[{file,"proc_lib.erl"},{line,227}]}]}},{ancestors,[net_sup,kernel_sup,<0.9.0>]},{messages,[]},{links,[<0.16.0>]},{dictionary,[]},{trap_exit,true},{status,running},{heap_size,610},{stack_size,24},{reductions,548}],[]]}
{error_logger,{{2012,7,19},{11,33,22}},supervisor_report,[{supervisor,{local,net_sup}},{errorContext,start_error},{reason,{"Failed
to create cookie
file",[{auth,init_cookie,0,[{file,"auth.erl"},{line,285}]},{auth,init,1,[{file,"auth.erl"},{line,139}]},{gen_server,init_it,6,[{file,"gen_server.erl"},{line,297}]},{proc_lib,init_p_do_apply,3,[{file,"proc_lib.erl"},{line,227}]}]}},{offender,[{pid,undefined},{name,auth},{mfargs,{auth,start_link,[]}},{restart_type,permanent},{shutdown,2000},{child_type,worker}]}]}
{error_logger,{{2012,7,19},{11,33,22}},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,{{2012,7,19},{11,33,22}},std_info,[{application,kernel},{exited,{shutdown,{kernel,start,[normal,[]]}}},{type,permanent}]}
{"Kernel pid
terminated",application_controller,"{application_start_failure,kernel,{shutdown,{kernel,start,[normal,[]]}}}"}


-Emile



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