linux Erlang/OTP status

Marthin Laubscher <>
Fri Nov 4 23:44:47 CET 2005


Very Cool! That would take care of step 1. The next step is to get Erlang
running on a gumstix single board computer (my chosen target platform, own
distribution of linux and not debian, ubuntu or SuSE, not x86 but Intel
PXA255 ARM class processor (see http://www.gumstix.com)

Thanks to Matthias's google trick I've found Brian Zhou's announcement of a
successful port to an even smaller XSCALE processor (on a linksys device).
That's another positive step dating back to May of this year. I still need
to have a deeper look before I can say how much that would help.

Check out the gumstix platform if you have a mo and tell me if you think
it's worth registering a "Gumstix Erlang" project, or if it should be so
simple that one person can do it over a good weekend.

Thanks for the responses guys, life almost seems worth it again.

-----Original Message-----
From: 
[mailto:] On Behalf Of Michael McDaniel
Sent: 04 November 2005 23:36
To: 
Subject: Re: linux Erlang/OTP status


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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