installing erlang on aix 4.3.2

Enrique Sanchez Vela <>
Fri Nov 26 23:55:51 CET 1999


I've paid a little more attention to the error messages the one related to the ssl is ok a and the
second one it is related to building tcl7.6 on aix.

I had to manually change the Makefile in order to be able to get it to compile but it is now ok (tcl),
regarding Erland I just started to get it going after changing a couple of fucntion types to adhere to
their prototype definition in the *.h files, guess it will take a couple of source files but I am
confident I will get it moving soon.

  I am just a little bit confused on the structures definition, acctually the pointers..i.e.
typedef struct {
    int vsize;     /* length of vectors */
    int size;      /* total size in bytes */
    SysIOVec* iov;
    DriverBinary**  binv;
} ErlIOVec;

 seems unusual to me, but if it is the same as of....
typedef struct {
    int vsize;     /* length of vectors */
    int size;      /* total size in bytes */
    SysIOVec  *iov;
    DriverBinary  **binv;
} ErlIOVec;

 I dont care as long as it works.


thanks,

Enrique.

Klacke wrote:

> On Fri, Nov 26, 1999 at 11:48:16AM -0600, Enrique Sanchez Vela wrote:
> >  hi,
> >
> >   I am trying to install erlang otp_src_R6B-0 on aix 4.3.2 with gcc and
> > gnu make 3.77
> > when I run configure I get some error messages and I wonder if I made
> > somethig wrong even I dont see were I did it.
> >
> > the error messages are....
> > -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> To my knowledge, you are the first one trying out Erlang on modern
> AIX's. I remember porting Erlang to aix some 7-8 years ago, but since
> then I don't think anybody has ever run Erlang on aix.
>
> Thus, a number of unknown troubles may oocur there, however ..
>
> >
> > creating
> > /usr/lpp/ssp/otp_src_R6B-0/erts/../lib/ic/c_src/powerpc-ibm-aix4.3.2.0/Makefile
> >
> > creating
> > /usr/lpp/ssp/otp_src_R6B-0/erts/../lib/os_mon/c_src/powerpc-ibm-aix4.3.2.0/Makefile
> >
> > mkdir: cannot access directory
> > /usr/lpp/ssp/otp_src_R6B-0/erts/../lib/ssl/c_src.
> > /usr/lpp/ssp/otp_src_R6B-0/erts/../lib/ssl/c_src: No such file or
> > directory
> > creating
> > /usr/lpp/ssp/otp_src_R6B-0/erts/../lib/ssl/c_src/powerpc-ibm-aix4.3.2.0/Makefile
> >
> > sed: Cannot find or open file
> > /usr/lpp/ssp/otp_src_R6B-0/erts/../lib/ssl/c_src/Makefile.in.
> > No such file or directory
> > /usr/lpp/ssp/otp_src_R6B-0/erts/autoconf/powerpc-ibm-aix4.3.2.0/config.status[217]:
> > /usr/lpp/ssp/otp_src_R
> > 6B-0/erts/../lib/ssl/c_src/powerpc-ibm-aix4.3.2.0/Makefile: cannot
> > create
> > creating
> > /usr/lpp/ssp/otp_src_R6B-0/erts/../lib/crypto/c_src/powerpc-ibm-aix4.3.2.0/Makefile
> >
>
> These arror messages are due to a lacking ssl application.
>
> Here's the story on ssl (as I know it)
> 1. The OTP team did an ssl implementation.
> 2. The implemenation is open source.
> 3. It cannot be exported out of Sweden without knowing which country it's
>    going to.
> 4. Swedish law lists some 139 counties where it is ok to export.
> 5. www access goes to more than those 139 counties.
>
> So, in order to get the ssl application we need to get it some other way,
> like walking into the OTP office with or DAT tape or something,
> I dont know.
>
> Nevertheless, the above error can be safely ignored since
> they are just related to  ssl.
>
> Weird thing though, I dont get the above error messages from
> configure on FreeBSD and Linux ??
>
> /klacke
>
> Claes Wikstrom                          <>
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