riak failed to start up

Richard Heycock rgh at roughage.com.au
Tue Aug 7 23:30:13 EDT 2012

Excerpts from Sangeetha.PattabiRaman2's message of 2012-08-07 21:15:16 +1000:
> Hi ,
> Can any one help me on the start up error ..thx in advance
> [root at CTSINGMRGTO riak]# cat console.log
> 2012-08-07 09:13:54.260 [error] <0.164.0> CRASH REPORT Process riak_core_capability with 0 neighbours exited with reason: no function clause matching orddict:fetch('riak at', []) line 72 in gen_server:terminate/6 line 747
> [root at CTSINGMRGTO riak]# riak start
> Attempting to restart script through sudo -u riak
> /etc/profile: line 31: id: command not found
> /usr/sbin/riak: line 6: uname: command not found
> /usr/sbin/riak: line 6: [: too many arguments
> /usr/sbin/riak: line 30: whoami: command not found
> sudo doesn't appear to be installed and your EUID isn't riak

This looks like your PATH isn't being set. Is "sudo -u riak"

sudo -u riak sh -c 'echo $PATH'

should show something like:


try getting a shell as riak:

  sudo -u riak -i

checking the path is ok and run it from there.


> on running as service
> [root at CTSINGMRGTO riak]# service riak start
> Starting Riak: Riak failed to start within 15 seconds,
> see the output of 'riak console' for more information.
> If you want to wait longer, set the environment variable
> WAIT_FOR_ERLANG to the number of seconds to wait.
>                                                            [FAILED]
> Thanks & regards
> sangeetha
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