Prime360 Prime360 - 15 days ago 8
Node.js Question

Strongloop/Loopback - Get Started - Service manager failed to start

I followed the instructions for creating a standard project for Strongloop with IBM API Connect.

Link to the tutorial

At the "Start your API" step, when clicking on the start button, the API didn't start.

In my console, there was this error message:

Unhandled rejection Error: Service manager failed to start.
Please review /Users/edouardm/.apiconnect/strong-pm/start.log for details.


This document stated:

loopback-connector-sqlite3 must be installed to use the sql backend.
Use the --json-file-db option if you are unable to install loopback-connector-sqlite3.


Hence, I installed locally (and then globally) this component, but the same error was still happening.

The Stack Trace doesn't give me any clue either...

at ChildProcess.<anonymous> (/usr/local/lib/node_modules/apiconnect/node_modules/apiconnect-cli-pm/lib/start/pm.js:122:23)
at ChildProcess.g (events.js:260:16)
at emitTwo (events.js:87:13)
at ChildProcess.emit (events.js:172:7)
at Process.ChildProcess._handle.onexit (internal/child_process.js:200:12)
at Process.onexit (/usr/local/lib/node_modules/apiconnect/node_modules/apiconnect-cli-edit/node_modules/apim-ui/node_modules/loopback-workspace/node_modules/loopback/node_modules/continuation-local-storage/node_modules/async-listener/glue.js:188:31)

joe joe
Answer

I just ran the sample, and didn't run into the issue that you mentioned. Here is some data that may help you.

My node, npm, and apic versions:

  • node version: 4.1.2

  • npm version: 2.14.4

  • apic version: 1.0.2

Double check to see that your model is using the In-memory DB and that you clicked the save icon in the right corner of your screen after making the changes.

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