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The daemon does not respect the actual name of the mserver5 executable #6327

monetdb-team opened this issue Nov 30, 2020 · 0 comments


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Date: 2017-05-30 12:25:31 +0200
From: @kutsurak
To: Merovingian devs <>
Version: 11.25.21 (Dec2016-SP4)

Last updated: 2017-07-17 16:07:46 +0200

Comment 25355

Date: 2017-05-30 12:25:31 +0200
From: @kutsurak

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If you configure from source using the --program_suffix or --program_prefix flags, monetdbd cannot start any database, because it is forking with the monetdbd executable instead of the mserver5 executable.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:

  1. configure --program_prefix=testprefix_
  2. make install
  3. testprefix_monetdbd create /path/to/dbfarm
  4. testprefix_monetdbd start /path/to/dbfarm
  5. testprefix_monetdb create testdb
  6. testprefix_monetdb start testdb

Actual Results:

starting database 'testdb'... FAILED
start: starting 'testdb' failed: database 'testdb' appears to shut itself down after starting, check monetdbd's logfile (merovingian.log) for possible hints

$ less /path/to/dbfarm/merovignian.log

2017-05-30 11:33:10 MSG merovingian[16423]: starting database 'testdb', up min/avg/max: 0s/0s/0s, crash average: 0.00 0.00 0.00 (0-0=0)
2017-05-30 11:33:11 MSG testdb[16559]: arguments: /path/to/executable/testprefix_monetdbd --dbpath=/tmp/foo/testdb --set merovingian_uri=mapi:monetdb:// --set mapi_open=false --set mapi_port=0 --set mapi_usock=/tmp/foo/testdb/.mapi.sock --set monet_vault_key=/tmp/foo/testdb/.vaultkey --set gdk_nr_threads=4 --set max_clients=64 --set sql_optimizer=default_pipe --set monet_daemon=yes
2017-05-30 11:33:11 MSG testdb[16559]: usage: monetdbd [ command [ command-options ] ]
2017-05-30 11:33:11 MSG testdb[16559]: where command is one of:
2017-05-30 11:33:11 MSG testdb[16559]: create, start, stop, get, set, version or help
2017-05-30 11:33:11 MSG testdb[16559]: use the help command to get help for a particular command
2017-05-30 11:33:11 MSG testdb[16559]: The dbfarm to operate on must always be given to
2017-05-30 11:33:11 MSG testdb[16559]: monetdbd explicitly.
2017-05-30 11:33:11 ERR testdb[16559]: monetdbd: unknown command: --dbpath=/tmp/foo/testdb
2017-05-30 11:33:13 MSG merovingian[16423]: database 'testdb' (16559) has exited with exit status 1

Expected Results:

The database should start.

Comment 25356

Date: 2017-05-30 13:28:23 +0200
From: MonetDB Mercurial Repository <>

Changeset 24dd2ff6c348 made by Panagiotis Koutsourakis in the MonetDB repo, refers to this bug.

For complete details, see http//devmonetdborg/hg/MonetDB?cmd=changeset;node=24dd2ff6c348

Changeset description:

Change slightly the way the path to the executable for mserver5 is found

This fixes bug #6327
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