[erlang-questions] Target system installation difficulties.

Edwin Fine erlang-questions_efine@REDACTED
Tue Oct 28 15:34:36 CET 2008


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Edwin Fine

On Tue, Oct 28, 2008 at 5:18 AM, Brian Troutwine

> Hello all,
> I've grown enough as an Erlang developer that having proper release
> handling is now appealing to me. For this I need a properly installed
> target system, which I gave up on previously out of frustration.
> Starting with the OTP Design Principles I am able to get all the way
> through section 10.4, up until the point where the documentation
> states "Refer to System Principles for how to install the first target
> system..."
> After heading on over to the System Principles I was quite perturbed
> to see that it's using a custom script to handle installation. I
> dutifully started over from the top of the System Principles document,
> getting to section 3.3 before being greeted with this:
> 3> target_system:install("aule", "/usr/local/erl-target").
> Extracting aule.tar.gz ...
> Substituting in erl.src, start.src and start_erl.src to
> form erl, start and start_erl ...
> ** exception error: no match of right hand side value {error,enoent}
>     in function  target_system:read_txt_file/1
>     in call from target_system:subst_file/4
>     in call from lists:foreach/2
>     in call from target_system:install/2
> The file it's choking on is
> /usr/local/erl-target/erts-5.6.3/bin/erl.src, which does not exist.
> Yikes. Have I done something wrong? Can someone explain, in a manner
> more clear than the documentation provided, how to complete my task?
> Thanks,
> Brian
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