Absolute path when using erlc on windows errors out.

Vladimir Sekissov <>
Fri Nov 15 22:28:19 CET 2002


Hi,

> I will get an "erc: Error executing 'C:\Program':22"

It seems for me that erlc couldn't find ecc in the path.

Best Regards,
Vladimir Sekissov

per> Hi,                                                                   
per>                                                                       
per> The "known" problem may not be "known" to OTP support since           
per> it has never been officially reported.                                
per> At that time, at least, they worked around the problem by using       
per> 8.3 versions of the directory names in the registry entries.          
per> It did however not solve the problem with using erlc from a normal    
per> Makefile. Adding the binary directory (short version) to your path did
per> though.                                                               
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per> I searched the list archieve but I could not find any submission from 
per> my former me ... If anyone who received a copy from me still have it  
per> please let me know.                                                   
per>                                                                       
per> /Per                                                                  
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per> P.S.                                                                  
per> If there is still somebody at CellPoint reading this list and you     
per> haven't reformatted my old harddrive D:\build is a good starting point
per> .....                                                                  
per> D.S.                                                                  
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per> > Thanks Thomas, Per;                                                 
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per> >                                                                     
per> >  Moving it out of Program Files and into another                    
per> > directory fixed the problem. The question I do have                 
per> > is, considering this is a known problem is it such a                
per> > good idea for the default install to go into 'Program               
per> > Files'?  Just curious,                                              
per> >                                                                     
per> > Thanks,                                                             
per> > Eric                                                                
per> > --- Per Bergqvist <> wrote:                             
per> > > Hi,                                                               
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per> > > This is a well known problem under windows and is                 
per> > > caused by incorrect                                               
per> > > qouting of parameters in Erlang (and yes, in the end              
per> > > caused by MS as                                                   
per> > > everything else ...).                                             
per> > >                                                                   
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per> > >                                                                   
per> > > A couple of years ago I posted a kit for native                   
per> > > building of Erlang on                                             
per> > > windows using cygwin.                                             
per> > >                                                                   
per> > > Included was a corrected version of argument                      
per> > > quoting.                                                          
per> > >                                                                   
per> > >                                                                   
per> > > Unfortunately I didn't bring anything when leaving                
per> > > that job so if                                                    
per> > > somebody have a copy of the posting you can probably              
per> > > move it up                                                        
per> > > to R9 with ease.                                                  
per> > >                                                                   
per> > > (And please send me a copy).                                      
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per> > >                                                                   
per> > > /Per                                                              
per> > >                                                                   
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per> > > > This looks like a simple MSDos error. The space                 
per> > > between Program and                                               
per> > > Files is                                                          
per> > >                                                                   
per> > > > not parsed correctly. I have no Windows 2000 to                 
per> > > experience with, but                                              
per> > > > brobably you can                                                
per> > >                                                                   
per> > > > put erlc in a different path and see if the                     
per> > > problem remains.                                                  
per> > > >                                                                 
per> > >                                                                   
per> > > > /Thomas                                                         
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per> > > > ---                                                             
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per> > > > Call for papers:                                                
per> > > http://www.inrialpes.fr/vasy/fmics/workshop-8/                    
per> > > >                                                                 
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per> > > > ----- Original Message -----                                    
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per> > > > From: "Eric Merritt" <>                      
per> > >                                                                   
per> > > > To: <>                               
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per> > > > Sent: Saturday, November 09, 2002 11:18 PM                      
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per> > > > Subject: Absolute path when using erlc on windows               
per> > > errors out.                                                       
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per> > > > > Everyone,                                                     
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per> > > > >                                                               
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per> > > > >  I have what I hope is a quick question for you               
per> > > all.                                                              
per> > > > > It seems that when I use a full path to execute               
per> > > the                                                               
per> > > > > erlc command on windows 2000 it errors out. It                
per> > > works                                                             
per> > > > > just fine in other cases however. For example if              
per> > > I use                                                             
per> > > > >                                                               
per> > >                                                                   
per> > > > > "C:\Program Files\erl5.2\bin\erlc.exe"                        
per> > >                                                                   
per> > > > > some_erlang_file.erl                                          
per> > >                                                                   
per> > > > >                                                               
per> > >                                                                   
per> > > > > I will get an "erc: Error executing                           
per> > > 'C:\Program':22"                                                  
per> > > > >                                                               
per> > >                                                                   
per> > > > > Once again it works fine if I leave the path off              
per> > > of                                                                
per> > > > > the erlc command.                                             
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per> > > > >                                                               
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per> > > > > Does anyone have a clue as to why this might be?              
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per> > > > > Thanks,                                                       
per> > >                                                                   
per> > > > > Eric                                                          
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