Can't set long node name. Ubuntu 14.04

Luke Bakken lbakken at
Wed Oct 29 10:31:21 EDT 2014


Please remove the contents of the ring directory before trying to
start this node:

rm -rf /var/lib/riak/ring/*

As a note, if you're installing Riak from apt-get, you do not need to
also install Erlang as Riak ships with the correct version of Erlang
for its own use. I recommend removing the system-wide Erlang as well.

Please let me know if this addresses your issue.
Luke Bakken
Engineer / CSE
lbakken at

On Wed, Oct 29, 2014 at 12:20 AM, Ebbinge <edwinpanadero at> wrote:
> Hi, I just finished setting up the riak installation on a Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit
> Virtual Machine (VMWare Fusion for Mac OSX). After installing all the
> dependencies, Erlang and all the things needed, the riak.conf file can be
> found on /etc/riak. That file can be opened and edited using diakonos which
> allows to edit as root the file from terminal. I changed the riak node name
> from nodename = riak at to nodename = riak at which is my
> static IP address. As well, I changed the IP for the HTTP internal listener,
> HTTPs internal listener, and for the buffer protocol as well. When all is
> saved, I proceed to go sudo on terminal, riak start... And then, it doesn't,
> checking the riak console it says the following "Can't set long node name".
> I don't know what else to do, I've tried everything, and as for this time is
> the cleanest installation I have accomplished :(
> PD: Installation was trough apt-get install riak, and riak 2.0.0 version was
> installed.
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