[erlang-questions] Cannot find erl.exe on Linux Mint

Richard Carlsson <>
Wed Jul 15 11:09:15 CEST 2009


Carl McDade wrote:
> Okay, I gave it the usual two days of hunting and testing but still
> cannot get Linux to use or see the erl.exe. Everything compiled ok and
> the files are there but Linux gives this message:
> 
> The program 'erl' can be found in the following packages:
>  * erlang-base
>  * erlang-base-hipe
> Try: apt-get install <selected package>
> bash: erl: command not found
> minty ~ #
> 
> Any help is appreciated

So, I assume that your intention is to use a version you have
compiled yourself, rather than just apt-getting the distro packages.
If compilation worked, did you make install? If so, where did it
put the files? Did it create a link from /usr/bin/erl or similar
location (which should be in your path) to the actual executable?
(You can always run make install again to check what it does.)

    /Richard


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