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ejabberd: New install won't start, crashes

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http://askubuntu.com – I'm trying to install ejabberd on an Ubuntu 12.04 LTS server (x64). This is a fresh installation of ejabberd, and I've had nothing but problems. apt-get hangs at: Setting up ejabberd (2.1.10-2ubuntu1) ... Starting jabber server: ejabberd...... It times out (after a very long period) and the server never starts. I checked /var/log/ejabberd/erl_crash.dump and the 'slogan' (i.e. reason for the crash) is: Slogan: Kernel pid terminated (application_controller) ({application_start_failure,kernel,{shutdown,{kernel,start,[normal,[]]}}}) When I run ejabberd -c /usr/sbin/ejabberd, this is the ou (HowTos)