[erlang-questions] Erlang doesn't like ubuntu 6.10

Mikael Pettersson <>
Wed Nov 8 18:19:36 CET 2006


ke han writes:
 > Tobias,
 > I am installing erlang on ubuntu for the  first time.  It is OTP  
 > R11B-1 on "ubuntu 6.06.1 server".
 > This is a new install of ubuntu and all I added after the install was:
 > openssh, build-essential, libncurses5-dev, libssl-dev and openssl.
 > These last three items I added in order to get ./configure to work.
 > 
 > When I run make, it dies as follows:
...
 > otp_src_R11B-1/lib/kernel/ebin/erlang.beam > i686-pc-linux-gnu/preload.c
 > m4  -DTARGET=i686-pc-linux-gnu -DOPSYS=linux -DARCH=x86 hipe/ 
 > hipe_x86_asm.m4 > i686-pc-linux-gnu/opt/plain/hipe_x86_asm.h
 > /bin/sh: m4: command not found
 > make[2]: *** [i686-pc-linux-gnu/opt/plain/hipe_x86_asm.h] Error 127
 > make[2]: Leaving directory `/home/jhancock/otp_src_R11B-1/erts/emulator'
 > make[1]: *** [generate] Error 2
 > make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/jhancock/otp_src_R11B-1/erts/emulator'
 > make: *** [depend] Error 2
 > 
 > Any idea what I need to have on ubuntu 6.06.1 server in order to get  
 > a good compile??

The line "m4: command not found" contains a fairly strong clue.



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