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

Boris Mühmer <>
Fri Dec 10 15:47:15 CET 2010


I just completed my "Pull Request"... Hopefully I did it right!


  - boris


Am Freitag, den 10.12.2010, 10:36 -0330 schrieb Alain O'Dea:
> 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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