[erlang-questions] Using Dialyzer on Ubuntu 9.10?

Zoltan Lajos Kis <>
Sat Dec 19 11:57:18 CET 2009


Lovei Laszlo wrote:
> Kostis Sagonas wrote:
>> Jeremy Raymond wrote:
>>>
>>> Do I need to download/compiler Erlang myself with the debug info to use
>>> dialyzer or am I missing something here (can I find the debug info 
>>> somewhere
>>> else)?
>>
>> I think you should do yourself a favour and scrap the Ubuntu Erlang 
>> package and instead go for installing yourself the source version of 
>> R13B03, which builds .beam files with debug_info in them (as it should).
>
> Why does Dialyzer not support building plt from source code? It would 
> be an easy solution to install the packaged OTP sources and generate 
> the plt from them.
>
>> Besides the ability to run dialyzer on your code, you will end up 
>> with a better/newer Erlang system.  The installation process itself 
>> should be trivial.
>
> You have a point here, but using packaged software has its own 
> advantages too, and Erlang packages in Debian are getting better and 
> better. (Maybe there will be packages built with debug_info sometime, 
> who knows.)
>
>
> Laszlo
>
>
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I still believe the best of both worlds would be to package a pre-built 
plt along with Erlang.
But I have no idea how packaging works, so this might be less trivial 
than it sounds...

Regards,
Zoltan.


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