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

ke han <>
Thu Nov 9 09:18:46 CET 2006


Thanks Tobias,  it appears you install erlang from some ubuntu repo.   
I have always installed erlang on linux from source download at  
erlang.org.
Which repo do you need to uncomment in ubuntu to find erlang?  Its  
not in the default ones.
Also, as a new ubuntu server user, I am concerned with opening up any  
but the core supported repos as they may bring in unsupported items  
when I install or upgrade.
What is your approach?
I am experimenting with a setup for what would be a production  
server, not some internal dev box.  I come from a FreeBSD world, so  
I'm used to starting minimal and adding only what I need.
thanks, ke han


On Nov 9, 2006, at 8:55 AM, Tobias Löfgren wrote:

> 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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