tet tet - 1 month ago 5
Linux Question

cqlsh won't connect on Linux

I've tried all the measures from this post and Cassandra doc.

I've tried running all the versions of Cassandra including the latest release 3.7 from tarball and Debian package, but I keep getting errors when I execute

cqlsh
.

Error:


Connection error: ('Unable to connect to any servers', {'127.0.0.1': TypeError('ref() does not take keyword arguments',)})


I had no problem running Cassandra before I upgraded my Linux Mint from 17.3 to 18.

I believe I installed all the necessary packages such as java 8 and python 2.7.12.

I think the problem exists in cassandra.yaml file since the default setting isn't working, but I'm not sure how to configure properly to get it running.

Any suggestions appreciated.

Answer

You are running into CASSANDRA-11850, where cqlsh breaks with Python 2.7.11+. This ticket has been marked as "Resolved" and a patch has been applied to Cassandra 3.9 which has not been released yet.

I believe I installed all the necessary packages such as java 8 and python 2.7.12.

In the interim (until 3.9 is released) you can roll back to Python 2.7.10, and cqlsh should work (not trivial). Otherwise, DataStax DevCenter should work with Cassandra 3.7.

Edit 20161020

Cassandra 3.9 was released a few weeks ago, and can now be downloaded.