[erlang-questions] Ubuntu update breaking longnames

JD Bothma <>
Fri Jan 11 11:23:37 CET 2013


Has anyone else experienced this and perhaps found a fix?

I updated ubuntu this morning and since then I can't start net_kernel with
longnames.

erl
Erlang R15B01 (erts-5.9.1) [source] [64-bit] [smp:8:8] [async-threads:0]
[kernel-poll:false]
Eshell V5.9.1  (abort with ^G)

Same with R14B03

cat /etc/lsb-release
DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu
DISTRIB_RELEASE=12.10
DISTRIB_CODENAME=quantal
DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu 12.10"

uname -a
Linux marlin 3.5.0-21-generic #32-Ubuntu SMP Tue Dec 11 18:51:59 UTC 2012
x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

erl -name bob
{error_logger,{{2013,1,11},{11,20,6}},"Can't set long node name!\nPlease
check your configuration\n",[]}
{error_logger,{{2013,1,11},{11,20,6}},crash_report,[[{initial_call,{net_kernel,init,['Argument__1']}},{pid,<0.20.0>},{registered_name,[]},{error_info,{exit,{error,badarg},[{gen_server,init_it,6,[{file,"gen_server.erl"},{line,320}]},{proc_lib,init_p_do_apply,3,[{file,"proc_lib.erl"},{line,227}]}]}},{ancestors,[net_sup,kernel_sup,<0.9.0>]},{messages,[]},{links,[<0.17.0>]},{dictionary,[{longnames,true}]},{trap_exit,true},{status,running},{heap_size,1597},{stack_size,24},{reductions,882}],[]]}
{error_logger,{{2013,1,11},{11,20,6}},supervisor_report,[{supervisor,{local,net_sup}},{errorContext,start_error},{reason,{'EXIT',nodistribution}},{offender,[{pid,undefined},{name,net_kernel},{mfargs,{net_kernel,start_link,[[bob,longnames]]}},{restart_type,permanent},{shutdown,2000},{child_type,worker}]}]}
{error_logger,{{2013,1,11},{11,20,6}},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,{{2013,1,11},{11,20,6}},std_info,[{application,kernel},{exited,{shutdown,{kernel,start,[normal,[]]}}},{type,permanent}]}
{"Kernel pid
terminated",application_controller,"{application_start_failure,kernel,{shutdown,{kernel,start,[normal,[]]}}}"}

Crash dump was written to: erl_crash.dump
Kernel pid terminated (application_controller)
({application_start_failure,kernel,{shutdown,{kernel,start,[normal,[]]}}})
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