[erlang-bugs] Unable to compile erlang-dev 1:13.b.4

Sergei Golovan <>
Fri Apr 9 14:24:24 CEST 2010

On Fri, Apr 9, 2010 at 3:53 PM, Aaron Winborn <> wrote:
> dpkg-buildpackage: failure: fakeroot debian/rules binary gave error exit
> status 2
> vps205:/home/advomatic/erlang-dev-src/erlang-13.b.4-dfsg#
> Apparently, it's requiring X server? That's not possible on our
> configuration. What should I do next?

When you build Erlang R13B04 in Debian (and from the Debian source
package) it builds Erlang documentation from its sources. It requires
fop tool which apparently doesn't work without X server in curent
stable (lenny). So, if you want to build the Debian package I'd
suggest to setup a build environment with X server (may be the dummy
one, see xserver-xorg-video-dummy package).

Anyway, this list doesn't seem to be an appropriate place to discuss
distribution-specific problems. Submitting a bugreport to
 would be better.

Sergei Golovan

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