[erlang-questions] Using Dialyzer on Ubuntu 9.10?

Jeremy Raymond <>
Sat Dec 19 18:25:59 CET 2009


You're right - it looks like it was taken out in Debian in 1:13.b.1-dfsg-2
but restored in 1:13.b.1-dfsg-6:

 * Restored debug info in beam files for default build. It's better to use
more space than to ship broken modules (debugger, dialyzer)...

However Ubuntu (obviously) is still without them. I posted a question on the
Ubuntu bug related to this asking if they've included  them anywhere else as
an alternative as they discussed this in the issue.

Jeremy

On Sat, Dec 19, 2009 at 10:10 AM, Mikael Magnusson <>wrote:

> 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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