[erlang-questions] Re: Erlang manuals problem when installing from Homebrew

Dmitry Demeshchuk demeshchuk@REDACTED
Wed Apr 6 16:33:15 CEST 2011

Apparently, /usr/local/Cellar/erlang/R14B02/bin/erl was a symlink to

I added a symlink /usr/local/Cellar/erlang/R14B02/lib/erlang/man
leading to the man pages dir and it started working.

The question is: is there the more right way to point Erlang to the
right manuals directory?

On Wed, Apr 6, 2011 at 5:44 PM, Dmitry Demeshchuk <demeshchuk@REDACTED> wrote:
> Greetings.
> I've installed the R14B02 to a fresh machine with no previous versions
> using Homebrew. Everything works good, but "erl -man" seems to be
> broken.
> Hombrew is default-configured, so the structure of
> /usr/local/Cellar/erlang/R14B02 is the following:
> AUTHORS    README.md  bin/       lib/       share/
> So, the binary files are placed into
> /usr/local/Cellar/erlang/R14B02/bin and the man pages – into
> /usr/local/Cellar/erlang/R14B02/share/man
> As far as I understand, when I call "erl -man", it tries to search at
> some other location, not at the one I provided. I tried to add this
> location to MANPATH, but result was the same.
> Where does Erlang search for the manuals and is there a way to
> configure these locations?
> --
> Best regards,
> Dmitry Demeshchuk

Best regards,
Dmitry Demeshchuk

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