Wrong path for multichain.conf for Multichain Explorer

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I am trying to get Multichain Explorer running and I updated the .conf file (chain2-core.conf in my case) and when starting it up, it cannot find my .conf file however I have the path correct in the .conf file:

[USER@SERVER multichain-explorer-master]$ sudo python -m Mce.abe --config chain2core.conf

failed to load /root/.multichain/chain2-core/multichain.conf: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: u'/root/.multichain/chain2-core/multichain.conf'
catch_up_rpc: abort
Skipping datadir /root/.multichain/chain2-core: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: u'/root/.multichain/chain2-core/blocks/blk00000.dat'
Abe initialized.
Listening on
Launched background thread to catch up tx every 60.0 seconds
^CTraceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/lib64/python2.7/runpy.py", line 162, in _run_module_as_main
    "__main__", fname, loader, pkg_name)
  File "/usr/lib64/python2.7/runpy.py", line 72, in _run_code
    exec code in run_globals
  File "/home/USER/MultichainExplorer/multichain-explorer-master/Mce/abe.py", line 4309, in <module>
  File "/home/USER/MultichainExplorer/multichain-explorer-master/Mce/abe.py", line 4305, in main
  File "/home/USER/MultichainExplorer/multichain-explorer-master/Mce/abe.py", line 4104, in serve
  File "/usr/lib64/python2.7/SocketServer.py", line 236, in serve_forever
  File "/usr/lib64/python2.7/SocketServer.py", line 155, in _eintr_retry
    return func(*args)
[USER@SERVER multichain-explorer-master]$ cat ~/.multichain/chain2-core/multichain.conf
“rpcport=<MY PORT>”

Based on running the cat command the file appears correctly, below is my .conf file:


[USER@SERVER multichain-explorer-master]$ cat chain2core.conf 
# Config file for MultiChain Explorer
# Same file format as Abe.  Please refer to Abe.conf for more
# information about the parameters shown below and other advanced options.

# Port to serve web pages
port 8080

# Who to accept connections from.
# You can only have one host entry in the config file otherwise the explorer will report an error.
# host          # to accept connections from anybody (including localhost) e.g. production
# host localhost        # to only accept connections from your local machine e.g. testing

# Configure a MultiChain network
datadir += [{
        "dirname": "~/.multichain/chain2-core",              # Path to chain's data folder
        "loader": "default",                            # Do not change
        "chain": "MultiChain Chain2-Core",                      # Display name in explorer
        "policy": "MultiChain"                          # Do not change

# Database type (do not change)
dbtype = sqlite3

# Filename of database
connect-args = chain2core.explorer.sqlite
Is there something obvious I am missing or have setup incorrectly?
UPDATE: I changed the path to a direct path with my /home/user path however how can I avoid this? Is it because I run the abe command as root however my chain was installed using another user?
asked Sep 15, 2018 by anonymous

1 Answer

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Are you running the Explorer on the same server as the node? This is required because the Explorer reads some of the node's files directly.
answered Sep 17, 2018 by MultiChain