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

Tobias Löfgren <>
Thu Nov 9 01:55:57 CET 2006


As others have mentioned, you need the m4 package, I cheated a bit and did:

sudo apt-get build-dep erlang

which installs everything needed for building from source. Especially useful
as when starting from an almost empty ubuntu server install as I did.

/tobias

On 11/8/06, ke han <> wrote:
>
> 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$ make
> cd erts/emulator && ERL_TOP=/home/jhancock/otp_src_R11B-1 make
> generate depend
> make[1]: Entering directory `/home/jhancock/otp_src_R11B-1/erts/
> emulator'
> make -f i686-pc-linux-gnu/Makefile generate
> make[2]: Entering directory `/home/jhancock/otp_src_R11B-1/erts/
> emulator'
> /bin/mkdir -p i686-pc-linux-gnu/opt/plain
> /bin/mkdir -p obj/i686-pc-linux-gnu/opt/plain
> LANG=C /usr/bin/perl utils/beam_makeops -outdir i686-pc-linux-gnu/opt/
> plain \
>                  -emulator /home/jhancock/otp_src_R11B-1/lib/compiler/
> src/genop.tab beam/ops.tab beam/frag_ops.tab hipe/hipe_ops.tab
> LANG=C /usr/bin/perl utils/make_tables -src i686-pc-linux-gnu -
> include i686-pc-linux-gnu beam/atom.names beam/bif.tab hipe/
> hipe_bif0.tab hipe/hipe_bif1.tab hipe/hipe_bif2.tab hipe/hipe_x86.tab
> LANG=C /usr/bin/perl utils/make_version -o i686-pc-linux-gnu/
> erl_version.h R11B 5.5.1 i686-pc-linux-gnu
> LANG=C /usr/bin/perl utils/make_driver_tab -o i686-pc-linux-gnu/
> driver_tab.c obj/i686-pc-linux-gnu/opt/plain/efile_drv.o obj/i686-pc-
> linux-gnu/opt/plain/ddll_drv.o obj/i686-pc-linux-gnu/opt/plain/
> inet_drv.o obj/i686-pc-linux-gnu/opt/plain/zlib_drv.o obj/i686-pc-
> linux-gnu/opt/plain/ram_file_drv.o obj/i686-pc-linux-gnu/opt/plain/
> ttsl_drv.o
> LANG=C /usr/bin/perl utils/make_alloc_types -src beam/erl_alloc.types
> -dst i686-pc-linux-gnu/opt/plain/erl_alloc_types.h threads hipe unix
> LANG=C /usr/bin/perl utils/make_preload -old /home/jhancock/
> otp_src_R11B-1/lib/kernel/ebin/otp_ring0.beam /home/jhancock/
> otp_src_R11B-1/lib/kernel/ebin/init.beam /home/jhancock/
> otp_src_R11B-1/lib/kernel/ebin/prim_inet.beam /home/jhancock/
> otp_src_R11B-1/lib/kernel/ebin/prim_file.beam /home/jhancock/
> otp_src_R11B-1/lib/kernel/ebin/erl_prim_loader.beam /home/jhancock/
> 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??
>
> thanks, ke han
>
>
> On Nov 6, 2006, at 8:04 AM, Tobias Löfgren wrote:
>
> >
> > Just a heads up for anyone else who uses Ubuntu. Erlang seems to
> > have trouble loading external libraries/driver on a Ubuntu 6.10
> > "Egdy Eft" system.
> >
> > I've just spent the better part of the weekend trying to figure out
> > what was going wrong. First it seemed like a problem with Yaws,
> > because erlang compiled fine and "worked". But yaws stopped with a
> > "exec 1: setuid_drv.so :not found".
> >
> > After much reinstalling and experimenting with different versions I
> > discovered that it was all dynamic loading of libraries that
> > failed. For example "crypto:start()." in the erl shell crashed in a
> > similar fashion.
> >
> > Maybe there is a simple solution to the problem, but at the moment
> > it eludes me, so I've downgraded. The same packages and erlang-
> > versions work perfectly fine in Ubuntu 6.06, so if you're using
> > Ubuntu and Erlang, don't upgrade ubuntu yet.
> >
> >
> > /tobias
> >
> >
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