[erlang-questions] Problems Building Erlang on AIX 5.3

andrew mmc <>
Tue May 19 21:32:01 CEST 2009


If it's not an option, then it's not an option... But gcc can be downloaded
as source and compiled on your machine - the best bet is to perform a
bootstrap build, where it uses the native system compiler to build itself,
then uses that new compiler to compile gcc again, giving you a clean build.
 In the past I've found it a pretty simple process, which might save you
time if you're struggling to get erlang built.

On Tue, May 19, 2009 at 9:13 PM, Michael Mabin <> wrote:

> Not really. In our environment, we have been using AIX's xlc compiler to
> build all of our open source stuff. gcc is not installed on our machines.
>
> On Tue, May 19, 2009 at 2:02 PM, andrew mmc <> wrote:
>
>> Hello, Michael,
>> Is it not an option for you to use gcc to build Erlang?
>>
>> Andrew
>>
>> On Tue, May 19, 2009 at 8:15 PM, Michael Mabin <>wrote:
>>
>>> Hi everyone.  I'm getting compiler syntax errors when I execute make (GNU
>>> make) to build erlang on AIX 5.3.
>>>
>>> Like:
>>>
>>> "beam/beam_emu.c", line 1117.32: 1506-221 (S) Initializer must be a valid
>>> constant expression.
>>>
>>> I'm using AIX's xlc compiler.  Is there anyone that has had success with
>>> building Erlang on AIX 5.3 who can offer some tips or warnings about doing
>>> this on AIX and using the xlc compiler?
>>>
>>> Thanks.
>>>
>>> Michael
>>>
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