[erlang-questions] Error building R12B-4 on Ubuntu 8.04

Mikael Pettersson <>
Mon Sep 15 16:29:47 CEST 2008

Michael T. Richter wrote:
>=== Entering application hipe
>make[3]: Entering directory
>erlc -W  +debug_info +warn_obsolete_guard +inline -o../ebin
>error writing file
>make[3]: *** [../ebin/hipe_rtl_arch.beam] Error 1
>make[3]: Leaving directory `/home/michael/Development/junk/lib/hipe/rtl'
>make[2]: *** [opt] Error 2
>make[2]: Leaving directory `/home/michael/Development/junk/lib/hipe'
>make[1]: *** [opt] Error 2
>make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/michael/Development/junk/lib'
>make: *** [secondary_bootstrap_build] Error 2
>I'm not sure how to interpret this.  The environment's a pretty vanilla
>install (I reinstalled it just a few days ago).  Any clues on how to get
>around this and have a functioning build?

I've seen this error only due to these two causes:
1. the target directory (lib/hipe/ebin/) doesn't exist,
   this can happen if e.g. cvs export nukes an empty directory
2. the partition you're doing the build on is full,
   or you've exceeded your quota

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