Erlang/OTP R10B-8 has been released

Chris Campbell <>
Fri Oct 28 11:47:41 CEST 2005

I just built it on Ubuntu Breezy too and tried the script Claes
posted.  No problems with it at all...

:~/tmp/otp_src_R10B-8$ erlgdb
Breakpoint 1 at 0x8065cfc: file sys/unix/erl_main.c, line 28.
[Thread debugging using libthread_db enabled]
[New Thread -1210304832 (LWP 12784)]
[Switching to Thread -1210304832 (LWP 12784)]

Breakpoint 1, main (argc=4, argv=0xbfd9c984) at sys/unix/erl_main.c:28
28          erl_start(argc, argv);
(gdb) bt
#0  main (argc=4, argv=0xbfd9c984) at sys/unix/erl_main.c:28

> Oh, dear.  My "Ubuntu release 5.10" is not breaking, so I do not know
> what I could do to help.  Let me know, though, if there is something
> I can do to help.

It's possible the libc problem is 'fixed' in Breezy (if that is the problem).

:~/tmp/otp_src_R10B-8$ uname -a
Linux arwen 2.6.12-9-686 #1 Mon Oct 10 13:25:32 BST 2005 i686 GNU/Linux

:~/tmp/otp_src_R10B-8$ cat /proc/cpuinfo
processor       : 0
vendor_id       : AuthenticAMD
cpu family      : 15
model           : 31
model name      : AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3200+
stepping        : 0
cpu MHz         : 1005.110
cache size      : 512 KB
fdiv_bug        : no
hlt_bug         : no
f00f_bug        : no
coma_bug        : no
fpu             : yes
fpu_exception   : yes
cpuid level     : 1
wp              : yes
flags           : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge
mca cmov pat pse36 clflush mmx fxsr sse sse2 syscall nx mmxext
fxsr_opt lm 3dnowext 3dnow lahf_lm
bogomips        : 1990.65

> *Because*, my new "desktop of choice" is Ubuntu distro (as you may know,
> based on Debian), and I would like to have it be a "first class" Erlang
> platform because I am now doing all my development on the new laptop.
> I have been using SuSE for years and just switched to Ubuntu because
> I was concerned what Novell might do with SuSE.  The Ubuntu installed
> easily and "everything" just works on my Dell 700m.  (except movies;
> I keep getting "codec not installed" for whatever movie format I try
> and since watching vids is *so* far down on my list, I haven't
> seriously done troubleshooting for that issue).

apt-get install win32codecs.  <-- legally dubious depending on location.

you might need to add backports to repository, not sure.   There's an
FAQ on the ubuntu wiki.


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