[Spread-users] Spread install question

Matthew Gillen mgillen at bbn.com
Mon Dec 11 19:49:16 EST 2006

Christopher Rasch wrote:
> I copied the sample.spread.conf file to
> /Marketocracy/Configuration/spread.conf.
> I then tried to launch spread as follows (as root):
> /usr/local/sbin/spread -c /Marketocracy/Configuration/spread.conf
> I got the following error message:
> [spread license info deleted]
> Conf_init: using file: /Marketocracy/Configuration/spread.conf
> Successfully configured Segment 0 [] with 1 procs:
>                   localhost:
> Finished configuration file.
> Conf_init: could not get my ip address (my name is crasch)
> Exit caused by Alarm(EXIT)

Try starting with the '-n <hostname>' option, as in:
 spread -c /Marketocracy/Configuration/spread.conf -n localhost

It's trying to deduce your hostname, and what it comes up with isn't in the
spread.conf file, so it bombs out.  The '-n' allows you to force it to use a
particular hostname from the .conf file.


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