[erlang-questions] Using Dialyzer on Ubuntu 9.10?

Mikael Magnusson <>
Sat Dec 19 16:10:49 CET 2009


On Sat, 2009-12-19 at 13:05 +0200, Kostis Sagonas wrote:
> Lovei Laszlo wrote:
> > Kostis Sagonas wrote:
> >> 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.)
> 
> In Debian yes.  In Ubuntu not.  Apparently, the Ubuntu people who 
> decided distributing erlang without debug_info do not fully understand 
> the consequences of their action (and their excuse is lame).  Somebody 
> who cares about Ubuntu should tell them.
> 
> Kostis
> 

According to the change logs the patch that disables debug info in
Ubuntu 9.10 was inherited from Debian:

http://packages.debian.org/changelogs/pool/main/e/erlang/erlang_13.b.2.1-dfsg-1/changelog
http://changelogs.ubuntu.com/changelogs/pool/main/e/erlang/erlang_13.b.1-dfsg-2ubuntu1/changelog

/Mikael



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