Reload failed because retrieve_conf encountered an error: 1 - When applying config

FreePBX: 13.0.188.8
Asterisk: 13.11.2
CentOS 6

This is a clean install using: wiki.freepbx.org/display/FOP/Installing+FreePBX+13+on+CentOS+6. When trying to apply config I receive the following error.

exit: 1
Unable to connect to remote asterisk (does /var/run/asterisk/asterisk.ctl exist?)
Exception: Unable to connect to Asterisk through the CLI in file /var/lib/asterisk/bin/retrieve_conf on line 43
Stack trace:
  1. Exception->() /var/lib/asterisk/bin/retrieve_conf:43

**Both asterisk.ctl and retrieve_conf files are present and in the correct location

To correct this I run the code below and the problem is corrected until next reboot:

asterisk -rx 'core stop now'
fwconsole start

Both asterisk and freepbx seem to be running at boot since I can get to the GUI and I see that asterisk is running in the gui.

I am using /etc/rc.local to start freepbx at boot.
Output of /etc/rc.local and /etc/rc.d/rc.local:

#!/bin/sh
#
# This script will be executed *after* all the other init scripts.
# You can put your own initialization stuff in here if you don't
# want to do the full Sys V style init stuff.
touch /var/lock/subsys/local
#make sure asterisk starts on boot
/usr/sbin/fwconsole start

# set a random pass on first boot
if [ -f /root/firstrun ]; then
  dd if=/dev/urandom count=50|md5sum|passwd --stdin root
  passwd -l root
  rm /root/firstrun
fi

if [ ! -d /root/.ssh ]; then
  mkdir -m 0700 -p /root/.ssh
  restorecon /root/.ssh
fi

Thanks in advanced

I am guessing you are starting Asterisk through init.d? It should be started only through FWConsole in a FreePBX System.

Use chkconfig to see if init.d is starting it, and if it is, remove it and let FWConsole start it.

Thanks for the response Greg!

I believe I am using fwconsole to start asterisk/freepbx per the line /usr/sbin/fwconsole start in /etc/rc.local. Perhaps I am missing something.

Below is the output of chkconfig:

[[email protected] ~]$ sudo chkconfig
abrt-ccpp       0:off   1:off   2:off   3:on    4:off   5:on    6:off
abrt-oops       0:off   1:off   2:off   3:on    4:off   5:on    6:off
abrtd           0:off   1:off   2:off   3:on    4:off   5:on    6:off
acpid           0:off   1:off   2:on    3:on    4:on    5:on    6:off
apcupsd         0:off   1:off   2:off   3:off   4:off   5:off   6:off
asterisk        0:off   1:off   2:on    3:on    4:on    5:on    6:off
atd             0:off   1:off   2:off   3:on    4:on    5:on    6:off
auditd          0:off   1:off   2:on    3:on    4:on    5:on    6:off
blk-availability        0:off   1:on    2:on    3:on    4:on    5:on    6:off
cgconfig        0:off   1:off   2:off   3:off   4:off   5:off   6:off
cgred           0:off   1:off   2:off   3:off   4:off   5:off   6:off
cloud-config    0:off   1:off   2:on    3:on    4:on    5:on    6:off
cloud-final     0:off   1:off   2:on    3:on    4:on    5:on    6:off
cloud-init      0:off   1:off   2:on    3:on    4:on    5:on    6:off
cloud-init-local        0:off   1:off   2:on    3:on    4:on    5:on    6:off
corosync        0:off   1:off   2:off   3:off   4:off   5:off   6:off
cpuspeed        0:off   1:on    2:on    3:on    4:on    5:on    6:off
crond           0:off   1:off   2:on    3:on    4:on    5:on    6:off
fail2ban        0:off   1:off   2:off   3:on    4:on    5:on    6:off
haldaemon       0:off   1:off   2:off   3:on    4:on    5:on    6:off
htcacheclean    0:off   1:off   2:off   3:off   4:off   5:off   6:off
httpd           0:off   1:off   2:off   3:on    4:on    5:on    6:off
iSymphonyServerV3       0:off   1:off   2:on    3:on    4:on    5:on    6:off
incrond         0:off   1:off   2:on    3:on    4:on    5:on    6:off
ip6tables       0:off   1:off   2:on    3:on    4:on    5:on    6:off
iptables        0:off   1:off   2:off   3:off   4:off   5:off   6:off
irqbalance      0:off   1:off   2:off   3:on    4:on    5:on    6:off
jexec           0:off   1:on    2:on    3:on    4:on    5:on    6:off
kdump           0:off   1:off   2:off   3:on    4:on    5:on    6:off
lvm2-monitor    0:off   1:on    2:on    3:on    4:on    5:on    6:off
mdmonitor       0:off   1:off   2:on    3:on    4:on    5:on    6:off
messagebus      0:off   1:off   2:on    3:on    4:on    5:on    6:off
mysqld          0:off   1:off   2:off   3:on    4:on    5:on    6:off
named           0:off   1:off   2:off   3:off   4:off   5:off   6:off
netconsole      0:off   1:off   2:off   3:off   4:off   5:off   6:off
netfs           0:off   1:off   2:off   3:on    4:on    5:on    6:off
network         0:off   1:off   2:on    3:on    4:on    5:on    6:off
nfs-rdma        0:off   1:off   2:off   3:off   4:off   5:off   6:off
ntpd            0:off   1:off   2:off   3:off   4:off   5:off   6:off
ntpdate         0:off   1:off   2:off   3:off   4:off   5:off   6:off
portreserve     0:off   1:off   2:on    3:on    4:on    5:on    6:off
psacct          0:off   1:off   2:off   3:off   4:off   5:off   6:off
quota_nld       0:off   1:off   2:off   3:off   4:off   5:off   6:off
rdisc           0:off   1:off   2:off   3:off   4:off   5:off   6:off
rdma            0:off   1:off   2:off   3:off   4:off   5:off   6:off
restorecond     0:off   1:off   2:off   3:off   4:off   5:off   6:off
rngd            0:off   1:off   2:off   3:off   4:off   5:off   6:off
rsyslog         0:off   1:off   2:on    3:on    4:on    5:on    6:off
saslauthd       0:off   1:off   2:off   3:off   4:off   5:off   6:off
sendmail        0:off   1:off   2:on    3:on    4:on    5:on    6:off
smartd          0:off   1:off   2:off   3:off   4:off   5:off   6:off
sshd            0:off   1:off   2:on    3:on    4:on    5:on    6:off
svnserve        0:off   1:off   2:off   3:off   4:off   5:off   6:off
sysstat         0:off   1:on    2:on    3:on    4:on    5:on    6:off
udev-post       0:off   1:on    2:on    3:on    4:on    5:on    6:off
vsftpd          0:off   1:off   2:off   3:off   4:off   5:off   6:off
xinetd          0:off   1:off   2:off   3:on    4:on    5:on    6:off

xinetd based services:
        chargen-dgram:  off
        chargen-stream: off
        daytime-dgram:  off
        daytime-stream: off
        discard-dgram:  off
        discard-stream: off
        echo-dgram:     off
        echo-stream:    off
        rsync:          off
        tcpmux-server:  off
        tftp:           on
        time-dgram:     off
        time-stream:    off

I appreciate any advise that can point me in the right way.

-mgluc11

Nope, you are starting Asterisk through init.d - turn it off:

chkconfig asterisk off

and then reboot and see if that problem goes away.

You the man Greg!

chkconfig asterisk off - did the trick