make install

Roger Price <>
Sun May 30 14:14:58 CEST 2004


I would like to suggest that make install cleans out any preceeding Erlang
installation from /usr/local/lib/erlang.

I have been using the intermediate releases otp-20040516-1644 and
otp-20040518-1906, but when otp_src_R9C-1 was released, I decided to
migrate.  I downloaded, ./configure'd then ran make and make install.
I then tried re-compiling "pint0.3/pint.erl":

:~/pint0.3> erlc -W pint.erl
Compiler function compile:compile/3 failed:
{undef,[{compile,compile,
                 ["/mnt/home/rprice/pint0.3/pint",
                  "/mnt/home/rprice/pint0.3/pint",
                  {options,[],
                           "/mnt/home/rprice/pint0.3",
                           undefined,
                           [],
                           '1',
                           false,
                           999,
                           [],
                           [],
                           "/mnt/home/rprice/pint0.3"}]},
        {erl_compile,compile_file,4},
        {erl_compile,compile3,3},
        {erl_compile,compiler_runner,1}]}

=ERROR REPORT==== 30-May-2004::12:56:43 ===
beam/beam_load.c(1091): Error loading module compile:
  use of opcode 113; this emulator supports only up to 108

=ERROR REPORT==== 30-May-2004::12:56:43 ===
Loading of
/usr/local/lib/erlang/lib/compiler-4.2.2004.04.27/ebin/compile.beam
failed: badfile

The problem is that /usr/local/lib/erlang is corrupted.

I cleaned out the Erlang installation: rm -rf /usr/local/lib/erlang
and re-ran make install.   The compiler erlc now runs correctly.

I suggest that the installation procedure include
   rm -rf /usr/local/lib/erlang

Roger




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