[erlang-questions] Compiling Erlang in Kubuntu 6.0.6

Mikael Pettersson <>
Thu Nov 23 11:01:14 CET 2006


Kirill Zaborski writes:
 > On 11/23/06, Mikael Pettersson <> wrote:
 > >
 > > Kirill Zaborski writes:
 > > > I'm a Linux newbie (at last I have installed it :) ) and now I'm trying
 > > to
 > > > install Erlang on my Kubunttu. There were some problems with packages
 > > but
 > > > I've solved them. Right now I can not  run make, it says:
 > > > hipe/hipe_mkliterals.c:351: error: 'X86_LEAF_WORDS' undeclared here (not
 > > in
 > > > a function)
 > > > hipe/hipe_mkliterals.c:352: error: 'X86_NR_ARG_REGS' undeclared here
 > > (not in
 > > > a function)
 > > > There is just 1 link in Google about this issue and it says that I need
 > > to
 > > > disable HiPE with ./configure --disable-hipe. I've tried this but I get
 > > the
 > > > same error.
 > > > I'm stuck :(
 > > > Maybe I miss something else?
 > >
 > > Post a build log from a freshly unpacked OTP R11B-2 tar ball,
 > > complete with the initial ./configure command and the subsequent
 > > make command.
 > >
 > > The errors could be caused by 'm4' failures earlier in the build.
 > 
 > 
 > Yep there was an error about m4, but I've installed it  (as some other
 > packages). It looks like there were some wrong intermediate result resulting
 > in this error. But I didn't find a way to clean up directory after erroneous
 > ./configure.

That explains it. You got broken intermediate generated files that weren't
regenerated once you installed m4, and this lead to the build errors you
quoted above. An rm -rf of the Erlang/OTP source tree followed by a fresh
unpack/configure/make sequence should have worked.



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