Stopping/Starting Riak.

Kevin Burton rkevinburton at
Sun Jan 13 23:37:07 EST 2013

The problem seemed to go away. I was some other password request. Sudo
password requests always have the string '[sudo]' in it so I can tell where
it came from. This prompt just asked 'Password: '. Anyway I cannot reproduce
it now so I guess it is resolved. Thank you and sorry for the 'false alarm'.

-----Original Message-----
From: Richard Shaw [mailto:richard at] 
Sent: Saturday, January 12, 2013 8:22 PM
To: Kevin Burton
Cc: Justin Sheehy; riak-users
Subject: Re: Stopping/Starting Riak.

Hi Kevin


sudo su -


/etc/init.d/riak stop

What happens and what's the output?



On Sat, Jan 12, 2013 at 3:35 PM, Kevin Burton <rkevinburton at>
> It is not sudo. I have already entered the password for sudo at this
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Justin Sheehy [mailto:justin at]
> Sent: Saturday, January 12, 2013 9:30 AM
> To: Kevin Burton
> Cc: riak-users at
> Subject: Re: Stopping/Starting Riak.
> On Jan 12, 2013, at 10:26 AM, Kevin Burton wrote:
>> I noticed that I have no problem with 'sudo /etc/init.d/riak stop'. 
>> But,
> when I try to start the process with 'sudo /etc/init.d/riak start' I 
> am met with a prompt for a password. What is the password? I don't 
> recall setting a password.
> That is sudo, not Riak, asking for your password. You should use the 
> same password that you use to log in to that machine.
> -Justin
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