[erlang-questions] hipe on freebsd/x86

Anton Berezin <>
Sat Oct 21 20:52:30 CEST 2006

On Fri, Oct 20, 2006 at 11:06:51PM -0600, Count László de Almásy wrote:
> I've noticed that on my FreeBSD 5.4/x86 machine that hipe is not built
> by default.  I have to add '--enable-hipe' (an undocumented option) to
> ./configure, and then it gets compiled in.  Is this the right
> behavior?  Shouldn't hipe just be picked up automatically on platforms
> like FreeBSD that support it?

Hmm, any particular reason you do not build Erlang from ports?  At least the
recent version of it has

.if ${ARCH} == "i386"
CONFIGURE_ARGS+=        --enable-hipe

meaning it is enabled by default on your architecture.

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