[erlang-questions] Newbie question - running qdate results in noproc, gen_server exception

Jesse Gumm gumm@REDACTED
Mon Dec 22 22:49:03 CET 2014

Hi Carlos,

If you do application:start(qdate), it'll start the server appropriately
and keep it running.

That said, I've been planning on removing the running server requirement,
as it's almost certainly not necessary, and most anything the server does
can be safely replaced with environment vars.

Take care,


On Mon, Dec 22, 2014 at 3:21 PM, Carlos Paparoni <carlos@REDACTED>

> Hi everyone, I'm fairly (read: extremely) new to Erlang and still learning
> how to do stuff.
> I'm currently trying to code some timezone functions in ChicagoBoss using
> the qdate library (https://github.com/choptastic/qdate); however, when
> trying to test the code either standalone or inside the controller, I'm
> getting this error:
> qdate:set_timezone("GMT").
> ** exception exit: {noproc,{gen_server,call,
> [qdate_srv,{set_timezone,<0.54.0>,"GMT"}]}}
>      in function  gen_server:call/2 (gen_server.erl, line 182)
>      in call from qdate_srv:set_timezone/2 (qdate_srv.erl, line 49)
> Even though I previously did this:
> qdate_srv:start_link().
> {ok,<0.51.0>}
> Would anyone be so kind as to tell me what I'm doing wrong (and how to fix
> it), please?
> Thanks in advance,
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