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

Carl McDade <>
Wed Jul 15 12:01:22 CEST 2009


Yep, I wanted to compile and use R13B01 because there is no repository
( debian or otherwise ) with the latest version. Apt-get only shows
R12 available.

The files are in a directory under /root/otp_src_R13B01

I don't know how to create such a link. I am following a tutorial and
there is no mention of such.

I have tried to add to the PATH variable with PATH = $PATH:/root/otp_src_R1301
But it only returns an error

minty ~ # erl
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 ~ # PATH = $PATH:/root/otp_src_R13B01
bash: PATH: command not found
minty ~ #

On Wed, Jul 15, 2009 at 11:09 AM, Richard Carlsson<> wrote:
> 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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