[erlang-questions] PPA for ubuntu?

Mikael Magnusson <>
Sat Jan 22 11:05:37 CET 2011


On 12/11/2010 07:24 AM, Xiaopong Tran wrote:
> It's true, that's why it would great if there is an official
> build for different Linux distros, like the binary for Windows.
>

I guess erlang.org could build binaries for Debian/Ubuntu which install 
into /opt and don't put any libraries or executables in the usual places 
to not conflict with the packages installed by Debian and Ubuntu. But of 
course that would mean you probably end up with multiple copies of 
Erlang, at least if you run Ubuntu desktop which install Erlang by default.

/Mikael

> People can certainly build from source, I do it too when I
> want to try out new features but the new version has not been
> packaged into the distro yet. But it's always good to have
> pre-built packages.
>
> Xiaopong



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