[erlang-questions] Lots of pre-built stuff in otp_src_R14B.tar.gz

Robert Raschke <>
Thu Nov 11 14:27:46 CET 2010


On Thu, Nov 11, 2010 at 12:33 PM, Sergei Golovan <> wrote:

> On Thu, Nov 11, 2010 at 3:21 PM, Raimo Niskanen
> <<raimo%>>
> wrote:
> > On Thu, Nov 11, 2010 at 02:48:13PM +0300, Peter Lemenkov wrote:
> >> Hello All!
> >>
> >> I just found that tarball with sources for R14B contains pre-built
> >> *.beam files. Is it intentional?
> >
> > Oh yes.
> >
> > It is needed for the bootstrap process;
>
> In fact, starting from R11B-5 Erlang/OTP source tarball contains all
> beam files prebuilt. AFAIK it's to conserve build time as now it's
> sufficient to build only virtual machine (and a few binaries needed
> by some applications).
>
> Cheers!
> --
> Sergei Golovan
>
>
I wonder ... could that be the cause for the warnings "xmerl: Object code
(xmerl_*) out of date" when building a release that includes xmerl against a
vanilla install (at least R12 and R13, haven't tried R14 yet)?

Not sure why the other modules don't have this tho'.

Robby


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