[erlang-questions] installing erlang documentation

Michael Turner <>
Wed Aug 1 01:55:38 CEST 2012


IIRC: you only need fop to generate the PDFs. If you don't need those,
you can skip them. I ran across this problem myself, trying to build
on a FreeBSD system, and just figured out how to specify skipping
parts of the build.

-michael turner

On Wed, Aug 1, 2012 at 3:13 AM, 7stud <> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I successfully installed Erlang on Mac OSX 10.6, after untaring and doing:
>
> ./configure
> make
> sudo make install
>
> and I've been practicing Erlang for a couple of weeks as I read "Erlang Programming".
>
> But I'm having no luck installing the erlang documentation.  I downloaded the binary version of fop and set my JAVA_HOME environment variable to /Library/Java/Home, and I can successfully echo $JAVA_HOME, but the fop command is not recognized on the command line:
>
> -bash: fop: command not found
>
> so I assume that means that the elrang installation can't use the fop command to install the documentation either.  At this point, I don't know what to do.
>
> $ java -version
> java version "1.6.0_15"
> Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.6.0_15-b03-219)
> Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 14.1-b02-90, mixed mode)
> $
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