[erlang-questions] Dialyzer problem on OSX 10.6 (Erlang R13B02-1)

Kostis Sagonas <>
Sun Nov 8 20:52:12 CET 2009


Tamas Nagy wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> Am I the only one who cannot build a plt under OSX 10.6 in  R13B02-1?
> 
> No matter what applications I specify for the initial plt it just hangs 
> eating processing power but not producing anything.
> Erlang was installed with homebrew, but that shouldn't matter. Or maybe 
> it does. (beam is compiled for 64 bit)
> 
> Here is the command I used:
> dialyzer --build_plt -r 
> /usr/local/Cellar/erlang/R13B02-1/lib/erlang/lib/erts-5.7.3/ebin/ 
> /usr/local/Cellar/erlang/R13B02-1/lib/erlang/lib/kernel-2.13.3/ebin/ 
> /usr/local/Cellar/erlang/R13B02-1/lib/erlang/lib/stdlib-1.16.3/ebin/
> 
> I gave waiting for it to finish after ~1 hour (on an old type white 
> MacBook (MacBook2,1) with 2GB of RAM).

None of the dialyzer developers has access to such a machine to see 
what's happening.  Perhaps somebody else in that list might want to 
report whether this is reproducible or not.

However, perhaps the following might help: when building the PLT, do you 
see a message:

	Compiling some key modules to native code...

If so, can you disable hipe (64-bit Mac is not a platform we have ever 
tested due to no access to such a machine) to see whether this may be 
the culprit?

Kostis


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