You need to download the source code for 'rabbitmq-server' and 'rabbitmq-erlang-client' and create two symlinks to successfully compile.
- deps/rabbitmq-erlang-client => YOUR-SRC-DIR/rabbitmq-erlang-client
- deps/rabbitmq-erlang-client/rabbitmq-server => YOUR-SRC-DIR/rabbitmq-server
This was tested with rabbitmq-erlang-client source code as of changeset 681:9fe40c872e8d (Feb 14, 2010)
cd rabbitmq-erlang-client-examples rake compile
(assumes rabbitmq is already running on your system)
cd rabbitmq-erlang-client-examples rake run
(assumes that rabbitmq is not running elsewhere on your system. This will start a new instance.)
Follow the instructions to make RabbitMQ and the RabbitMQ Erlang Client available to your Erlang install: http://antoniogarrote.lacoctelera.net/post/2009/08/27/installing-rabbitmq-erlang-client-in-os-x
Start an Erlang Shell, and RabbitMQ as well.