[erlang-questions] Running rebar generated release failing with Kernel pid terminated"

Vineet Naik <>
Thu Dec 13 10:49:59 CET 2012


Thanks Dmitry,

After adding inets to the app config file it failed with -

{"init terminating in do_boot",{'cannot load',mnesia_backup,get_file}}

I then excluded mnesia in reltool.config as I am not using it (Is this the
correct thing to do?)

Now it shows -

{"init terminating in do_boot",{'cannot load',erts_alloc_config,get_file}}

I tried adding erts to app config but get the same error.

I don't think erts can be excluded, right?

I am not able to understand why is it required to either include in app
config or
exclude it in reltool config. What's going on here and who is behind the
magic,
reltools or rebar :-)

Really appreciate all the help, it would have very difficult for me to
reach this far otherwise. Thanks a lot.


On Thu, Dec 13, 2012 at 2:46 PM, Dmitry Klionsky <>wrote:

>  Hi,
>
>
> >> BTW, isn't ftp in the stdlib?
> No, it's inside the inets application
>
>
> >> {"init terminating in do_boot",{'cannot load',ftp,get_file}}
> Maybe this will clarify things for you:
> http://stackoverflow.com/questions/10417469/could-not-start-release-with-rebar-generate-epgsql
>
>
> >> {app, ftp, [{incl_cond, exclude}]},
> This won't work. The `ftp' isn't a separate application
>
>
> >> {app, inets, [{incl_cond, derived}]},
> Add {app, inets, [{incl_cond, include}]}.
> But better include `inets' into a YOUR_APP.app.src file like this
> http://code.google.com/p/mochiweb/source/browse/trunk/src/mochiweb.app.src
>
>
> Best regards,
> Dmitry
>
>
> On 12/13/2012 10:28 AM, Vineet Naik wrote:
>
> On Thu, Dec 13, 2012 at 11:37 AM, Andrew Gopienko <>wrote:
>
>> Make sure you have sasl dependency in your app file.
>>
>>   {applications, [
>>                   kernel,
>>                   stdlib,
>>                   sasl
>>                  ]},
>
>
>  Thanks Andrew, that was indeed the problem why no sasl error log was
> generated.
> After adding sasl in applications, the error logged in it is,
>
>  exception exit: {undef,[{inets,start,[]},
>                             {exmpp_component,init,1},
>                             {gen_fsm,init_it,6},
>                             {proc_lib,init_p_do_apply,3}]}
>       in function  gen_fsm:init_it/6
>
>  I had added `{app, inets, [{incl_cond, exclude}]},` in reltool.config
> myself earlier.
> I tried removing that option out now and I am getting the following error
> while
> starting up
>
>  {"init terminating in do_boot",{'cannot load',ftp,get_file}}
>
>  I was getting a series of such errors before and I could fix them by
> excluding
> non required libraries one by one. 'inets' was excluded in order to fix
> the error for
> 'ftp' module. But it seems exmpp code needs inets:start/0.
>
>  I tried replacing it with -
>
>  {app, ftp, [{incl_cond, exclude}]},
>
>  and later
>
>  {app, inets, [{incl_cond, derived}]},
>
>  But both don't work. What is the correct way to configure this?
> BTW, isn't ftp in the stdlib? I can load ftp module from inside any erlang
> shell
>
>  Thanks,
> Vineet
>
>
>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> 2012/12/13 Vineet Naik <>
>>
>>> Hi Roman,
>>>
>>>  Thanks for replying. I have <release-bundle>/log/sasl but it's empty.
>>> And there is no
>>> other file/dir in log dir. Do I need to include anything in code/config
>>> to make
>>> it log errors to a file?
>>>
>>>  Regards,
>>> Vineet
>>>
>>> On Wed, Dec 12, 2012 at 9:27 PM, Roman Gafiyatullin <
>>> > wrote:
>>>
>>>> Vineet, most probably something went wrong during startup.
>>>> Can anything similar to sasl-error.log be found in
>>>> the <release-bundle>/log/ directory?
>>>>
>>>>  --
>>>> RG
>>>>
>>>>  On Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 6:31 pm, Vineet Naik wrote:
>>>>
>>>>  Hello,
>>>>
>>>>  I am trying to package my app using rebar. `rebar generate` command
>>>> runs without any
>>>> problem (no errors at least). But when I try to start the console by
>>>> running the script generated
>>>> by rebar in bin directory, it fails with "Kernel pid terminated"
>>>>
>>>>  A huge crash_dump is also created but I am not able to gather any
>>>> info from it.
>>>>
>>>>  I checked the erlang docs[1], I found this paragraph about the error
>>>>
>>>>   "Kernel pid terminated (Who) (Exit-reason)" - The kernel supervisor
>>>> has detected a failure, usually that the application_controller has shut
>>>> down (Who = application_controller, Why = shutdown). The application
>>>> controller may have shut down for a number of reasons, the most usual being
>>>> that the node name of the distributed Erlang node is already in use. A
>>>> complete supervisor tree "crash" (i.e., the top supervisors have exited)
>>>> will give about the same result. This message comes from the Erlang code
>>>> and not from the virtual machine itself. It is always due to some kind of
>>>> failure in an application, either within OTP or a "user-written" one.
>>>> Looking at the error log for your application is probably the first step to
>>>> take.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>  If I run `console_clean` command, then the console start in the
>>>> correct node. Does
>>>> this rule out the "Node is already in use" case above?
>>>>
>>>>  I also tried running the code from an erlang shell with the ebin dir
>>>> paths of all required
>>>> libs added manually to sys path and it works perfectly.
>>>>
>>>>  How can I go about debugging this?
>>>>
>>>>  [1] http://www.erlang.org/doc/apps/erts/crash_dump.html#id71973
>>>>
>>>>  Thanks,
>>>> Vineet
>>>>
>>>>
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>>>>
>>>
>>>
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>>>
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>
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