[erlang-questions] Impossible to get wxErlang running on Ubuntu/MacOSX x64 platform

Doug Edmunds (gmail) <>
Wed May 19 23:06:28 CEST 2010


I have Sun's VBox on an XP host (x32), running a Fedora Linux guest.

Fedora has an add-on rpm for Erlang which is labeled
"A library for wxWidgets support in Erlang"
erlang-xmerl-R13B-04.11.fc12 (i686)

That rpm includes a compiled driver (which is missing in Ubuntu). It
gets installed in:
/usr/lib/erlang/lib/wx-0.98.5/priv/i386-redhat-linux-gnu/wxe_driver.so

I doubt that the RedHat driver will work in Ubuntu, however.

On 5/19/2010 1:28 PM, caio ariede wrote:
> I know this. I think that they removed Wx support because it's dependencies.
>
> I can run wx:module_info() on both systems (mac and linux), but when I run
> wx:new() I get the same error:
>
> =ERROR REPORT==== 11-May-2010::10:01:54 ===
> WX ERROR: Could not find suitable 'wxe_driver' for x86_64-pc-linux-gnu in:
> /usr/lib/erlang/lib/wx-0.98.2/
> priv
> ** exception error: {load_driver,"No driver found"}
>       in function  wxe_server:start/0
>       in call from wx:new/1
>
> Caio Ariede
> http://caioariede.com/
>
>
> On Wed, May 19, 2010 at 2:27 PM, Doug Edmunds (gmail)<
>> wrote:
>
>> All official Ubuntu builds of erlang simply have wx disabled. If you
>>> want to use it, you have to build your own version of erlang.
>>>
>>> Ralf
>>>
>>
>> Who makes that decision, and why?
>>
>> == dae
>>
>>
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