[erlang-questions] OTP R13B04: cannot build wx (is wxGtk required?)

Dan Gudmundsson <>
Mon Mar 8 10:46:43 CET 2010

Installation requirements for ubuntu 9-10, can be found here:

If you build wxWidgets on your own, read the readme in otp/lib/wx directory.
You will, for example, need to build stc located in the contrib directory.

But I havn't tested without gtk, so you are on your own and I don't know how
good the X11 port is so I don't know how well the erlang applications will
work with that port.

Anyway config.log in the wx sub-directory contains the actual
configure errors, so that
is where you can start digging.


On Mon, Mar 8, 2010 at 5:14 AM, Dimitry Golubovsky <> wrote:
> Hi,
> I am trying to build the most recent OTP form sources with the wx
> library. I compiled wx 2.8.10 --with-x11 (did not really want to use
> GTK version), Everything compiled fine. I use a Slax-based
> installation of Linux.
> While configuring OTP I see the following output:
> ......
> checking for wx/stc/stc.h... no
> configure: WARNING: Can not find wx/stc/stc.h
> checking if we can link wxwidgets programs... no
> configure: WARNING: Can not link wx program are all developer packages
> installed?
> ........
> Finally I see:
> wx             : Can not link the wx driver, wx will NOT be useable
> I found the following thread:
> http://groups.google.com/group/erlang-programming/browse_thread/thread/2d044dac45a36bae
> wx in OTP13B03 failed to build on Ubuntu 8.10
> where the last message in thread suggests to install libwxgtk2.8-dev.
> to resolve the missing header issue.
> Does this mean that Erlang wx library specifically requires wxGtk?
> Thanks.
> --
> Dimitry Golubovsky
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