missing banner on Solaris
Wed Nov 13 16:38:24 CET 2002
That did fix things. Thank you.
bash-2.05$ TERM=xterm;export TERM
bash-2.05$ erl +A10
Erlang (BEAM) emulator version 5.2 [64-bit] [source] [shared heap] [threads:10]
Eshell V5.2 (abort with ^G)
And now I see a nifty little "[64-bit]" as I recently completed the 64-bit
build. I'm still testing this as I'm porting one of my linked in drivers
to this environment.
I also see "[shared heap]" which is no suprise as I configured with
--enable-shared-heap. However it doesn't work the way I expect. The
release notes say:
* "Shared heap" a new approach to memory handling within the Erlang emulator where all Erlang processes share a common heap. This way of handling memory is very interesting and have a potential to reduce memory consumption an improve performance. A separate emulator is built to support "shared_heap", it is started with 'erl -shared'. This feature is intended for evaluation and may be supported in future versions. Feedback is velcome.
When I try and run it this way I get:
bash-2.05$ erl -shared
erlexec: Error 2 executing '/export/home/otpuser/lib/erlang/erts-5.2/bin/beam.shared'.
On Wed, Nov 13, 2002 at 11:30:20AM +0100, Kent Boortz wrote:
} Lars G J Carlsson <> writes:
} > Vance Shipley wrote:
} > >
} > > Has anyone else noticed that the banner doesn't show up
} > > when running erl on Solaris?
} > >
} > It depends on the value of your TERM variable.
} > Haven't looked into why/how, nor what it should/shouldn't be.
} > Setting it to sun (or xterm what it was in the xterm-window where I
} > tried), you get the banner unsetting it (empty) you get no banner.
} I haven't looked why and how but it seems that for some reason Erlang
} determine that the terminal can't handle curses terminal control and
} starts with "oldshell", i.e. an Erlang command shell without line
} editing, history etc. You can force this mode using
} % erl -oldshell
} Eshell V5.2 (abort with ^G)
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