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

Carl McDade <>
Wed Jul 15 13:58:20 CEST 2009


Thanks All,

That got it going. I am also going  to do as suggested an go through
the readme on another machine.

Thanks again,


On Wed, Jul 15, 2009 at 12:43 PM, Richard Carlsson<> wrote:
> Carl McDade wrote:
>> Tried .
>>
>> minty ~ # $PATH = $PATH:~/root/otp_src_R13B01/bin
>> bash: /usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/games:
>> No such file or directory
>> minty ~ # PATH = $PATH:/root/otp_src_R13B01/bin
>>
>> Without any change. Is it just me? These commands work fine on Xandros
>> but not on this Debian distro
>
> Looks like you're unused to Unix or to shells in general. What happened
> was that you gave the left hand side of the assignment as $PATH, instead
> of just PATH, so the shell expanded the variable for you, hence the left
> hand side of the '=' became "/usr/... ". A second problem was that you
> left a space between PATH and the equals sign, so the shell did in fact
> not interpret this as an assignment, but as a command (whatever $PATH
> expanded to) whose first parameter was "=".
>
> Writing PATH=$PATH:/root/otp... should do it.
>
>    /Richard
>



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