[erlang-questions] tk requirement?

Paul Davis <>
Mon Nov 16 22:00:25 CET 2009


On Mon, Nov 16, 2009 at 3:48 PM, Joshua Bronson <> wrote:
> Hey Erlang folks,
>
> I know relatively little about the Erlang distribution (my exposure is
> pretty much limited to installing it as a requirement of couchdb and
> rabbitmq-server). I was wondering if tk is (or has to be?) a hard
> requirement of the distribution or if (like e.g. Python) it's possible
> to build Erlang with a no_tk variant / USE flag / etc. in the case
> that you know you won't be needing to do any gui stuff. (This query is
> prompted by http://trac.macports.org/ticket/20006.)
>
> Thanks!
>
> Josh
>

Josh,

I've never had any issue with it using the system installed wx
libraries on 10.5 or 10.6. Reading through the ticket, the library you
want to check for linkage is probably
$PREFIX/lib/erlang/lib/wx-0.98.1/priv/i386-apple-darwin9.6.0/wxe_driver.so.

For instance:

$ otool -L /usr/local/lib/erlang/lib/wx-0.98.1/priv/i386-apple-darwin9.6.0/wxe_driver.so
/usr/local/lib/erlang/lib/wx-0.98.1/priv/i386-apple-darwin9.6.0/wxe_driver.so:
	/System/Library/Frameworks/OpenGL.framework/Versions/A/OpenGL
(compatibility version 1.0.0, current version 1.0.0)
	/System/Library/Frameworks/QuickTime.framework/Versions/A/QuickTime
(compatibility version 1.0.0, current version 1290.0.0)
	/System/Library/Frameworks/IOKit.framework/Versions/A/IOKit
(compatibility version 1.0.0, current version 275.0.0)
	/System/Library/Frameworks/Carbon.framework/Versions/A/Carbon
(compatibility version 2.0.0, current version 136.0.0)
	/System/Library/Frameworks/Cocoa.framework/Versions/A/Cocoa
(compatibility version 1.0.0, current version 12.0.0)
	/usr/lib/libSystem.B.dylib (compatibility version 1.0.0, current
version 111.1.3)
	/usr/lib/libwx_macud_stc-2.8.0.dylib (compatibility version 2.6.0,
current version 2.8.4)
	/usr/lib/libwx_macud-2.8.0.dylib (compatibility version 2.6.0,
current version 2.8.4)
	/usr/lib/libstdc++.6.dylib (compatibility version 7.0.0, current version 7.4.0)
	/usr/lib/libgcc_s.1.dylib (compatibility version 1.0.0, current version 1.0.0)

Granted, that's not the same as disabling the whole thing altogether.

HTH,
Paul Davis


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