linux Erlang/OTP status

Michael McDaniel <>
Fri Nov 4 22:35:46 CET 2005


On Fri, Nov 04, 2005 at 09:33:24PM +0200, Marthin Laubscher wrote:
> I'd normally try finding answers first by searching the archives of
> questions asked, but for some reason the search function of the mailing list
> seem broken - so I need to ask this way.
> 
> What's the status of linux erlang/otp? I've seen it in the debian disto
> where it's called "unstable", and seen comments dating back to 1999 in which
> it would seem like linux ports where commonplace, and would assume that six
> years later large communities are running Erlang on linux. Yet I can't seem
> to find one. Any help?
> 
> Thanks so much.
> 
> Marthin Laubscher
> 
> 
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Presently running R10B-8 on Ubuntu flavor of Debian, and SuSE.
Been running on R10B-6 on SuSE in production for months with
no issues.  It does a lot of ODBC database stuff and HTTP 
client/server stuff.



$ tar -xzf /path/to/otp_src_R10B-8.tar.gz
$ cd  otp_src_R10B-8
$ ./configure  --with-odbc --x-includes=/usr/local/include \
  --x-libraries=/usr/lib --with-ssl
$ make
$ sudo install
$ cd /usr/local/lib/erlang
$ sudo tar -xzf  /path/to/otp_doc_man_R10B-8.tar.gz
$ sudo tar -xzf  /path/to/otp_doc_html_R10B-8.tar.gz
$ cd
$ erl
Erlang (BEAM) emulator version 5.4.10 [source] [hipe]

Eshell V5.4.10  (abort with ^G)
1> q().
ok
2> $
$


I have been using Erlang and not specific OTP such as
gen_server.


~Michael






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