Installing RabbitMQ on Mac OS X
The following instructions are for installing RabbitMQ on Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard).
Before starting be sure that the Xcode Tools have been installed and that Erlang is installed. If it is not, this
post will take you through the necessary steps to get it installed.
First, launch the Terminal program found in
PATH tells the Terminal where to find
the applications that are about to be installed.
PATHvariable determines where your system searches for command-line programs. You’ll need to set it so that it can find the new apps you’re about to install.
– Dan Benjamin
If you are using Textmate you can
use the following command. If you are not using Textmate, open the
same file (
~/.profile) in your editor of choice.
$ mate ~/.profile
The following line needs to be added to the end of the file.
$ export PATH="/usr/local/bin:/usr/local/sbin:$PATH"
After saving the file, return to Terminal and run the following command:
$ source ~/.profile
First we need a place to download and compile RabbitMQ. Once the installation is complete the folder can be removed.
From the terminal run the following command to make the folder that we will use to download and compile RabbitMQ:
$ mkdir ~/src && cd ~/src
Download AMQP and unarchive it:
$ curl -O http://www.rabbitmq.com/releases/rabbitmq-server/v1.7.2/rabbitmq-server-1.7.2.tar.gz
$ tar -xzf rabbitmq-server-1.7.2.tar.gz
$ cd rabbitmq-server-1.7.2
Compile and Install
$ sudo make install TARGET_DIR=/usr/local/rabbitmq-server \
This will install RabbitMQ to the
To run simple use the following command:
$ sudo rabbitmq-server
Congratulations! You are now running RabbitMQ.
Now you can go ahead an remove the directory that we created at the start to hold the source code and compile it.
$ cd ~/
$ rm -rf ~/src