[erlang-questions] Possible enhancement for Makefile.in of R14B01

Alain O'Dea <>
Fri Dec 10 15:06:47 CET 2010


I like this fix.  If you are comfortable using Git, I suggest sending
this as a Pull Request to http://github.com/erlang/otp as it will make
integration easier :)

On Friday, December 10, 2010, Boris Mühmer <> wrote:
> After still having problems with installing the R14B01 release from
> source using _my_ scripts (1st I thought it is "sudo", than "make" and
> at last "env"), I made the following patch to "Makefile.in":
>
> The output of "diff otp_src_R14B01/Makefile.in
> otp_src_R14B01-1/Makefile.in" is:
>
> 412c412
> <       $(ERL_TOP)/lib/erl_docgen/priv/bin/xref_mod_app.escript -topdir
> $(ERL_TOP) -outfile $(ERL_TOP)/make/$(TARGET)/mod2app.xml
> ---
>>       $(ERL_TOP)/bin/escript
> $(ERL_TOP)/lib/erl_docgen/priv/bin/xref_mod_app.escript -topdir
> $(ERL_TOP) -outfile $(ERL_TOP)/make/$(TARGET)/mod2app.xml
>
> It basically only adds "$(ERL_TOP)/bin/escript" to the call of
> "xref_mod_app.escript" and thus forces the system to use the escript
> from the source directory, because "env" may fall back to an old
> "escript" (if it can find one at all!) which fails to locate/include the
> file "xmerl/include/xmerl.hrl".
>
> I am not sure if this modification should be included in the official
> distribution... and what the proper way is... (About to check the FAQs).
>
>
>   - boris
>
>
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