[erlang-questions] installing erlang documentation

Richard O'Keefe <>
Wed Aug 1 07:13:50 CEST 2012

On 1/08/2012, at 6:13 AM, 7stud wrote:
> 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.

(A) Search the archives.  This problem is already documented on the Erlang
    web site.  When I ran into it, I installed fop.
    I then ran into further problems, which weren't that hard to patch around,
    but which I don't remember.  I'd have to search the Erlang mailing list
    archives too.

(B) When I got fop going, the output was wrongly formatted.
    A lot of the spaces in C prototypes were missing.  And they
    were missing in all generated formats.

So my recommendation is to visit
and download the HTML Documentation File and the Man Pages File
and use those.

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