[erlang-questions] Help with Dialyzer

Brendan Doyle <>
Tue Mar 23 16:40:32 CET 2010

This is a known issue, last time I checked erlang bundled with Ubuntu was built without debug.

The standard distro from erlang.org gets built with debug, I suggest installing from source.

You will have to build the whole plt though which takes a while

On 2010-03-23, at 11:28 AM, Guy Wiener wrote:

> Hello everyone,
> Following my last question, I tried to run dialyzer, but
> got immediately into problems.
> To run, dialyzer is looking for a PLT that includes, preferably, the entire
> standard Erlang library. However, the stdlib does not come with debug
> information, so the dialyzer cannot proceed.
> I looked in all the dialyzers manuals that I could find. They all suggest
> how to build the PLT for the stdlib, but do not mention how to get the debug
> info for it.
> Do I have to re-build the entire Erlang library with debug info in order to
> run the dialyzer? What is the simplest way to do so? It there a simpler way?
> I am using Erlang R13B01 taken from the Ubuntu repository.
> Thanks in advance,
>  Guy Wiener.

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