Installing RabbitMQ with Erlang/OTP Support on Ubuntu 16.04 / 17.10 and 18.04

RabbitMQ is lightweight and popular open source message broker which supports multiple messaging protocols that has been widely deployed by many enterprises… This brief tutorial is going to show students and new users how to easily install RabbitMQ with Erlang/OTP support on Ubuntu 16.04 / 17.10 and 18.04.

RabbitMQ supports Advanced Message Queuing Protocol, multiple messaging protocols delivery acknowledgement, flexible routing and many more … Many enterprises and businesses are using this advanced opensource application to manage their mail processes…

If you haven’t installed it before, the steps below is a great place to start..

Step 1: Install Erlang/OTP

RabbitMQ needs Erlang/OTP to run. However, Erlang/OTP packages in standard Debian and Ubuntu also can be quite outdated. Consider installing a newer version, such as 20.1.7.1. To install the latest version of Erlang, add the repository below

sudo sh -c 'echo "deb https://packages.erlang-solutions.com/ubuntu $(lsb_release -sc) contrib" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/erlang.list'

After adding the repository above, run the commands below to add the repository key

wget https://packages.erlang-solutions.com/ubuntu/erlang_solutions.asc
sudo apt-key add erlang_solutions.asc

After that, run the commands below to install Erland/OTP

sudo apt update
sudo apt install erlang

Step 2: Add RabbitMQ Repository to Ubuntu 16.04 / 17.10

To install RabbitMQ on Ubuntu 16.04 and 17.10 easily, add its repository… to do that run the commands below… At the time of this writing the repository below didn’t support Ubuntu 18.04… After 18.04 is release, the commands below should work on it as well…

sudo sh -c 'echo "deb https://dl.bintray.com/rabbitmq/debian $(lsb_release -sc) main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/rabbitmq.list'

After running the commands above, run the commands below to add the repository key to Ubuntu…

wget -O- https://dl.bintray.com/rabbitmq/Keys/rabbitmq-release-signing-key.asc | sudo apt-key add -
wget -O- https://www.rabbitmq.com/rabbitmq-release-signing-key.asc | sudo apt-key add -

After adding RabbitMQ repository and key, run the commands below to install RabbitMQ package

sudo apt update
sudo apt install rabbitmq-server

After installing, the commands below can used to stop, start and enable RabbitMQ to always start up when the server boots.

sudo systemctl enable rabbitmq-server
sudo systemctl start rabbitmq-server
sudo systemctl stop rabbitmq-server

Step 3: Enable RabbitMQ Web Console

RabbitMQ also provides and web management console for easy management… To enable it, run the commands below

sudo rabbitmq-plugins enable rabbitmq_management

After that, open your browser and browse to the server name or IP address followed by port # 15672

Example:  http://example.com:15672

You should see RabbitMQ web management console to logon… the default username and password is guest.

Username: guest

Password:  guest

RabbitMQ Ubuntu install

Logon and begin configuring your server

RabbitMQ Ubuntu

On Ubuntu 18.04, you’ll have to manually install Erlang/OTP package from the link below:

https://packages.erlang-solutions.com/erlang/

and

RabbitMQ Deb packages from the link below:

https://www.rabbitmq.com/install-debian.html

After 18.04 is fully released, the repositories above should work and allow you to easily install…

Enjoy~

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6 Replies to “Installing RabbitMQ with Erlang/OTP Support on Ubuntu 16.04 / 17.10 and 18.04

  1. try install erlang:
    The following packages have unmet dependencies:
    erlang : Depends: erlang-diameter but it is not going to be installed
    Depends: erlang-eldap but it is not going to be installed
    Depends: erlang-ftp but it is not going to be installed
    Depends: erlang-tftp but it is not going to be installed
    Recommends: erlang-jinterface but it is not going to be installed
    Recommends: erlang-ic-java but it is not going to be installed
    Recommends: erlang-mode but it is not going to be installed
    Recommends: erlang-src but it is not going to be installed
    Recommends: erlang-examples but it is not going to be installed
    esl-erlang : Depends: libwxbase2.8-0 but it is not installable or
    libwxbase3.0-0 but it is not installable or
    libwxbase3.0-0v5 but it is not going to be installed
    Depends: libwxgtk2.8-0 but it is not installable or
    libwxgtk3.0-0 but it is not installable or
    libwxgtk3.0-0v5 but it is not going to be installed
    Depends: libsctp1 but it is not going to be installed
    Recommends: erlang-mode but it is not going to be installed
    libssl-dev : Depends: libssl1.0.0 (= 1.0.2g-1ubuntu4.13) but 1.0.2g-1ubuntu4.12 is to be installed
    Recommends: libssl-doc but it is not going to be installed
    E: Unmet dependencies. Try ‘apt-get -f install’ with no packages (or specify a solution).

  2. Reading package lists… Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information… Done
    rabbitmq-server is already the newest version (3.7.10-1).
    0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
    1 not fully installed or removed.
    After this operation, 0 B of additional disk space will be used.
    Do you want to continue? [Y/n] Y
    Setting up rabbitmq-server (3.7.10-1) …
    dpkg: error processing package rabbitmq-server (–configure):
    installed rabbitmq-server package post-installation script subprocess returned error exit status 1
    Errors were encountered while processing:
    rabbitmq-server
    E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

  3. Well after spending 3 hours trying to get Rabbit installed this is my savior. Thank you!!

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