[erlang-questions] Using Dialyzer on Ubuntu 9.10?

Jeremy Raymond <>
Sat Dec 19 18:34:09 CET 2009


I've submitted a bug against Ubuntu to see if they'll put the debug info
back in. Feel free to tag this issue as 'affecting you' if interested.

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/erlang/+bug/498558

<https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/erlang/+bug/498558>Jeremy

On Sat, Dec 19, 2009 at 12:25 PM, Jeremy Raymond <>wrote:

> 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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