[erlang-questions] rebar release not starting with an automated start script

Matthew Hillsborough matthew.hillsborough@REDACTED
Fri Jun 22 22:06:09 CEST 2012

Just a heads up, I finally fixed this issue. In order to get this
working, I had to stop/start my server with the following if I want to
do it headless, without an interactive shell:

"script -c 'TERM=xterm-256color ./bin/myapp start' /dev/null"

Simply doing "service myapp start" would cause insane behavior. I'm
guessing one of my modules, maybe lager? is requiring TERM to be

I'm just curious how come I'm googling and no one else had this issue
before. That worries me more than anything. Surely someone else ran
into a similar case where headless starting of their erlang app was
not working properly?

On Sun, Jun 17, 2012 at 9:13 AM, Kunthar <kunthar@REDACTED> wrote:
> What is your port number?
> May be your rebar user have no rights to run on this port?
> On Sun, Jun 17, 2012 at 4:34 AM, Matthew Hillsborough
> <matthew.hillsborough@REDACTED> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I am using rebar in order to make releases of my Erlang OTP
>> application. The application runs rock solid thus far. I'm having one
>> complication where I am trying to script an automated start of the
>> Erlang application after a reboot. I trimmed down the script to the
>> ultimate basics and am running something like this, completely
>> headless (via Jenkins and/or RightScale).
>> ==========
>> #!/bin/bash -ex
>> chmod u+x /home/erlang/erlapp/bin/erlapp
>> /home/erlang/erlapp/bin/erlapp start
>> ==========
>> The odd part is that it does listen on the TCP port I have it built to
>> listen and accept connections on. However, no connections make it
>> through and I cannot attach to the console using
>> ``/home/erlang/erlapp/bin/erlapp attach``.
>> If I manually execute the above in login shell, everything works just
>> great. Server starts, I can attach to the console. Server accepts
>> connections from clients, etc.
>> Any idea why I can't script start with a rebar release?
>> Thanks all.
>> Matthew
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> --
> BR,
> \|/ Kunthar

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