[erlang-questions] Using Dialyzer on Ubuntu 9.10?
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.
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.
> 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
>> > >> 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:
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