Using Riak on systemd based Ubuntu

Matthew Brender mbrender at
Fri Oct 2 12:01:44 EDT 2015

Hey Matthew,

It seems you ran into some documentation gaps that we should address.
Please open up one or more of them on the docs repo when you can [1]

Could you restate what specifically someone can help you do?


Matt Brender | Developer Advocacy Lead
Basho Technologies
t: @mjbrender

On Wed, Sep 30, 2015 at 7:23 PM, Matthew Hall <mhall at> wrote:
> Hello List,
> Today I tried to get the following items to work in Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid with
> systemd based SysV compatibility to run the init scripts:
> Riak 2.1.1
> Stanchion 2.0.0
> Riak CS 2.0.1
> Riak CS Control 1.0.2
> My app.config files are here for reference:
> When I attempted this, both Stanchion and Riak CS fail to stay running for the
> 15 second expected time in the init scripts.
> So I read through the "stanchion console" and "riak-cs console" output.
> There were some backtraces there complaining about EACCES coming via mochiweb.
> Upon modifying /usr/sbin/stanchion and /usr/sbin/riak-cs to add an strace -f
> to track the system calls, I determined that there is an EACCES error raised
> by attempting to bind some sub-process socket onto Port 80. It is hard to see
> what sub-thread or sub-process exactly was the cause.
> This is very confusing because none of my configuration mentions Port 80 at
> all.
> The configuration works OK in Ubuntu 14.10 without systemd. So now I am
> wondering if anybody has figured out how to get it to work right inside of
> systemd with some .service file examples and so on. It's really important for
> the project I am trying to get done.
> Thanks,
> Matthew.
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